[etoys-notify] [JIRA] Created: (SQ-949) eToys gettext plural handling

Chris Leonard (JIRA) tracker at squeakland.org
Fri Jun 17 09:27:07 EDT 2011

eToys gettext plural handling

                 Key: SQ-949
                 URL: http://tracker.squeakland.org/browse/SQ-949
             Project: squeakland
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: translation
            Reporter: Chris Leonard

eToys uses a custom gettext implementation for it's internationalization / localization (i18n/L10n).

Unfortunately this custom implementation does not currently include gettext plural handling.  This is a shortcoming.  English (and therefore eToys PO files) has two plural forms used and the plural is used when the number is  not equal to 1  [nplurals=2; plural=(n != 1)] in Poolte-speak; however, many language have different plural utilization.


gettext pluralization is capable of handling this complexity and offering localizers the opportunity to input the correct pluralization in a single string (with multiple plural form entries).  This produces a more grammatically correct user interface.  Being grammatically correct is important in the educational setting.

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