jason.johnson.081 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 04:39:19 UTC 2007
On 10/14/07, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> So maketext allows the translator to not only translate phrases, but
> put in Perl code to generate them. Fine.
Put in code to generate them, yes. Perl just happened to be the first
place I've seen this implemented.
> But most translators are not hackers and vice versa.
> And going with
> an established system has its merits even though it may be not quite
> perfect (although gettext actually does handle multiple plural
> forms). There is a whole lot of infrastructure built around gettext
> already. At least that's why we went with gettext for Etoys now
> - Bert -
Doesn't gettext handle the plural forms by making you put in a
translation for each case, in every language? Did you read the
"horror story" part from the second link I sent? If that story is
bogus then gettext is probably fine.
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