[Mailman-i18n] More problems ;)
Barry A. Warsaw
Thu, 26 Jul 2001 19:45:01 -0400
>>>>> "TW" == Thomas Wouters <email@example.com> writes:
TW> The dutch plural of member ('lid') is not created by adding an
TW> 's' (it's "leden".) In fact, it's generally not true that "s"
TW> makes the best plurals ("en" would be better, in Dutch, though
TW> that wouldn't fix it in this case.)
TW> Barry, shall I just rewrite such cases to make them more
TW> easily translatable?
Yes, I think that's fine.
>>>>> "MvL" == Martin von Loewis <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
MvL> Getting this right is non-trivial: a number of languages
MvL> (e.g. Russian) have more than two forms that depend on
MvL> number, e.g. 1, 2-4, and 5 or more; sometimes these repeat
MvL> following certain formulas, e.g. 101 might require the same
MvL> grammatical form as 1.
[Martin goes on to explain the scary increase in gettext complexity.]
Let's just do the best we can for now. Adding all this complexity to
the toolset right now worries me. I think/hope we can work around
most of it by rewriting the code. I also hope that it isn't a huge or
common problem. Definitely assuming that a trailing `s' makes a word
plural is a quaint English tradition that we should fix in the code