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Re: svn commit: r17614 - trunk: Languages src/Resources src/TortoiseProc src/TortoiseProc/LogDialog

From: Lübbe Onken <luebbe.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2009 13:25:55 +0100

Stanislav Petrakov wrote:

> I think this step is in right direction, but there is something left to
> do :)
> Unfortunately, these strings use different case of units (accusative and
> genitive), different plural form and different gender (day/month/year
> and week/quarter) in Russian. And I suspect current usage is
> not correct even for English, at least plural form :)

I had the same (bad) feeling when I did the German translation, that
this is going to be a challenge for the translators. I found a solution
in German, but I'm not sure if it will work correctly in all cases.

Unfortunately TortoiseSVN doesn't use ngettext (the function that can
handle plural forms) but the translations are compiled directly into the
dlls. This makes it impossible to find a good solution for plural forms
in any language. The question is "how much does it hurt" us and "is it
worth the effort" to change it. There are not many plural cases in the GUI.

- Lübbe

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