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FS#22575 - pacman -Qi has bad output format in portuguese locales

Attached to Project: Pacman
Opened by M Carreira Silva (mcsilva) - Sunday, 23 January 2011, 23:17 GMT
Last edited by Allan McRae (Allan) - Thursday, 27 November 2014, 05:49 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category i18n & l10n
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.4.2
Due in Version 4.2.0
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Summary and Info:

When using portuguese language (LOCALE=pt_PT.UTF-8), pacman -Qi package has an output with an ugly format,
like this example:

# pacman -Qi dbus
Nome : dbus
Versão : 1.4.1-1
Endereço :
Licenças : GPL custom
Grupos : Nenhum
Fornece : Nenhum
Depende de : dbus-core>=1.4.1 libx11
Dep. Opcionais : Nenhum
Exigido por : avahi perl-net-dbus qt system-tools-backends
Conflitos com : Nenhum
Substitui : Nenhum
Tamanho Instalado : 112,00 K
Empacotador : Jan de Groot <>
Arquitectura : i686
Data da Compilação : Qua 22 Dez 2010 14:39:28 WET
Data da Instalação : Dom 02 Jan 2011 16:05:50 WET
Motivo da instalação : Instalado como dependência de outro pacote
Script de Instalação : Não
Descrição : message bus system

Steps to Reproduce:
Not having portuguese locales we have to generate them.
Edit /etc/locale.gen, uncomment #pt_PT.UTF-8, #pt_PT ISO-8859-1, #pt_PT@euro ISO-8859-15.
Then run locale-gen
After locales are created, if we try:

# export LANG=pt_PT.UTF-8; pacman -Qi dbus
# export LANG=pt_PT; pacman -Qi dbus
# export LANG=pt_PT@euro; pacman -Qi dbus
# export LANG=C; pacman -Qi dbus

all "pt" locales have incorrect tabs between fields like the example above.

LANG=C has this output:

# export LANG=C; pacman -Qi dbus
Name : dbus
Version : 1.4.1-1
Licenses : GPL custom
Groups : None
Provides : None
Depends On : dbus-core>=1.4.1 libx11
Optional Deps : None
Required By : avahi perl-net-dbus qt system-tools-backends
Conflicts With : None
Replaces : None
Installed Size : 112.00 K
Packager : Jan de Groot <>
Architecture : i686
Build Date : Wed Dec 22 14:39:28 2010
Install Date : Sun Jan 2 16:05:50 2011
Install Reason : Installed as a dependency for another package
Install Script : No
Description : message bus system

I tested locales fr_FR.UTF-8, es_ES-UTF-8, de_DE.UTF-8, and the output had a proper format like the C locale.

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Closed by  Allan McRae (Allan)
Thursday, 27 November 2014, 05:49 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  In transifex
Comment by M Carreira Silva (mcsilva) - Sunday, 23 January 2011, 23:20 GMT
In the example I wrote, the spaces between fields ":" were cut after adding the comment.
You have to reproduce in your computer to see the real output.
Comment by Dan McGee (toofishes) - Monday, 24 January 2011, 14:33 GMT
pt_BR is OK, as a slightly related side note. It does have very similar translations for the Qi business.

Really, we just need someone to update the translation strings and address spacing issues. Not sure why in updating other things this commit ( broke these.
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Thursday, 28 March 2013, 12:15 GMT
  • Field changed: Due in Version (4.1.0 → 4.2.0)
Asked the translators to be careful with this, but will be fixed in the source in 4.2 if not fixed in 4.1.
Comment by KaiSforza (KaiSforza) - Tuesday, 09 July 2013, 07:03 GMT
It just seems like whoever did the pt translations did not use a monospace font when doing the translations.