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Re: Plurals in translations was Re: [STRAW POLL] Help on i18n translations?

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-04-02 22:53:08 CEST

Nicolás Lichtmaier wrote:

>
>>> There are already many places where the code thecks if a number is
>>> !=1 and decides weather to use a plural form or not.
>>>
>>
>> In French, this would be incorrect as the condition is >= 1
>> (i.e. 0 -> singular). There was a problem like that in another
>> project (ROX) and the source (and English messages) had to be
>> changed so that it could be translatable into French.
>>
>>
>
> Gettext handles that. You define a rule which defines which of a set
> of translations is used based on the number passed to ngettext.

Yup. But we'll still have to modify the code in several places, if we
actually are checking n!=1.

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Brane ─îibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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