[Xfce-i18n] xfce4-time-out-plugin soon to be released

Jari Rahkonen jari.rahkonen at pp1.inet.fi
Fri Dec 10 10:28:31 CET 2010

10.12.2010 00:00, Алекс wrote:
> В Пн., 06/12/2010 в 19:01 +0900, Florian Rivoal пишет:
>> I'll soon make a release of xfce4-time-out-plugin. Due to recent feature
>> additions, most languages aren't fully translated. Thanks in advance to
>> anybody who finds time to improve on this.
> Please fix the awful message style in that app. The constructions like
> _("%d minutes") cannot be properly localized. The proper way is using
> ngettext("1 minute","%d minutes",n) as it handles plurals correctly. At
> least use ngettext("DUMMY%d","%d minutes",n) if you want "1 minute" to
> be a special case.

Please see Florian's mail[1] (and the associated patch/bug[2]) from last 
month asking for input on the problem of having several plural gettext 
translations in the same string. Basically it seems that the current 
behaviour is considered the lesser of two evils, but a third option 
might be preferable. I suppose one big problem with the current way is 
that it doesn't really facilitate translation to languages with multiple 
plural forms.

Oh wait, there's always the option of dodging the problem by dropping 
this "verbose" form of the message altogether and only providing 
something like '1:01:01 left' or '1:01:01 to go until next break'. It's 
not like it is an essential feature or anything.

- Jari



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