Bug 106195 - Please use ngettext for handling plurals in redhat-config-packages
Summary: Please use ngettext for handling plurals in redhat-config-packages
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-packages
Version: beta2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: David Lawrence
URL: http://developer.gnome.org/doc/tutori...
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Depends On:
Blocks: 106150
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2003-10-03 15:40 UTC by Christian Rose
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:58 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-20 21:55:26 UTC


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Description Christian Rose 2003-10-03 15:40:31 UTC
#: src/InstallDruid.py:265
#, python-format
msgid "%d package is queued for installation\n"

#: src/InstallDruid.py:267 src/InstallProgressDialog.py:169
#, python-format
msgid "%d packages are queued for installation\n"

#: src/InstallDruid.py:269
#, python-format
msgid "%d package is queued for removal\n"

#: src/InstallDruid.py:271 src/InstallProgressDialog.py:171
#, python-format
msgid "%d packages are queued for removal\n"

#: src/size_string.py:7
msgid " Byte"

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

#: src/InstallProgressDialog.glade.h:4
#, no-c-format
msgid ""
"<span  weight=\"bold\" size=\"larger\">Completed system preparation</span>\n"
"\n"
"%d packages are queued for installation\n"
"%d packages are queued for removal\n"
"\n"
"This will take %s of diskspace."


As mentioned in
http://developer.gnome.org/doc/tutorials/gnome-i18n/developer.html#plurals,
this way of handling plurals is broken for many locales. A way to solve
this is by using ngettext instead as mentioned in that document.
A simple code example of code using ngettext:

  g_printf (ngettext ("Found %d file.", "Found %d files.", nbr_of_files),
nbr_of_files);

Something similar should work in Python too.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-20 21:55:26 UTC
python 2.2 doesn't support ngettext.  2.3 does so will revisit then.


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