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RE: Re: Localisation, parameter issues

From: Lübbe Onken | RA Consulting <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 09:15:26 +0100

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Hi Stefan,

We wrote:
>> ... Is there a chance to number the parameters and pick
>> the correct one in the formatting string, like:
>> English: "The last %0:s operation tried to %1:s the %2:s '%3:s'"
>> German: "Die letzte %0:s Operation versuchte %2:s die %1:s '%3:s'"
>> This would allow the translator to put the noun and verb in the
>> correct order again in German and other languages.
>> At least in Delphi I can do (and use) this regularly for my
>> localisation.
> I've changed the strings in r14576, it should be much better now for
> translating.

I understand why you chose parameters to reduce the number of strings. :)

It's of course much easier to translate now. Just out of interest. Is there no chance to give the parameters an order in C? It would sometimes really be necessary to reorder parameters in translation. I think I saw some funny phrases in the Turkish translation because of this forced order of parameters.

- - Lübbe

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