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[Bug 406626] Re: Deleted Items Folder inconsistently named in en_GB localisation


I would suggest *against* adding "the" for this. Menu items are not
about forming grammatically correct complete sentences.

HIG specifies not to overuse these http://library.gnome.org/devel/gdp-

Also, no other menu items use "the"/"a" unnecessarily. 
Eg: nautilus File menu > is Create Folder , Create Document. and everywhere else in all applications it is the same pattern. 

Adding "the" here would mean bringing in a new inconsistency.

But, if the British think they invented English, then... Oh! wait! :-)

Deleted Items Folder inconsistently named in en_GB localisation
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Status in The Gnome Panel Applets: Fix Committed
Status in GNOME Common Scripts: Incomplete
Status in Gnome Documentation Project: Incomplete
Status in GVFS: Fix Committed
Status in One Hundred Paper Cuts: Fix Committed
Status in Nautilus: Fix Committed
Status in Ubuntu Manual: Fix Committed
Status in Ubuntu Translations: Triaged
Status in “gnome-applets” package in Ubuntu: Fix Committed
Status in “transmission” package in Ubuntu: Triaged

Bug description:
The deleted items folder is inconsistently named and is referred to as both Wastebasket and Deleted items, Ubuntu offers to 'Empty Deleted Items' but the window is headed Wastebasket. The URL to deleted items is also trash:/// in nautilus but this is possibly a seperate issue. An effect of this can be seen in #115661 also.

This could confuse new users and it should be a simple enough fix simply changing strings, so I believe it is a papercut.

from the Doc Team: the recommended term is now "Rubbish Bin"!