Bug 106191 - Troublesome messages for RTL languages in redhat-config-packages
Troublesome messages for RTL languages in redhat-config-packages
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-packages (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-10-03 11:35 EDT by Christian Rose
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:58 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-21 16:31:50 EDT
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Description Christian Rose 2003-10-03 11:35:02 EDT
#: src/size_string.py:7
msgid " Byte"

#: src/size_string.py:9
msgid " Bytes"

#: src/size_string.py:12
msgid " MB"

#: src/size_string.py:15
msgid " KB"

If these messages are preceded in the code by a number, I imagine this can be
difficult to translate correctly for RTL languages -- the number and the word
would end up in the wrong order.

Please include a printf-style specifier too in these messages, so that they can
be translated correctly even in RTL environments:

msgid "%ld MB"
msgid "%ld KB"
msgid "%ld Byte"
msgid "%ld Bytes"

or something like that. See also bug 106157 which is similar.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-20 17:55:09 EDT
Will do post FC1.  Don't want to change strings this late.
Comment 2 Roozbeh Pournader 2003-11-09 13:56:34 EST
This is no problem for RTL languages, but a problem for the languages
having a grammar with a need for "Bytes" to appear before the numbers,
or using localized digits. I agree that the bug should be fixed, just
that I wanted to correct.
Comment 3 Roozbeh Pournader 2005-09-22 06:43:42 EDT
I can't confirm this is fixed. I just checked out the latest version in the
Fedora CVS ('devel' directory), and it's not fixed there. After doing a "make
prep", 'size_string.py' still contains the strings " Byte", " Bytes", etc.

Would you please reopen, updated the version in the CVS, or point me to where
this is fixed?

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