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bug#11483: [Translation-i18n] Problem with translation of coreutils 8.17

From: Eric Blake
Subject: bug#11483: [Translation-i18n] Problem with translation of coreutils 8.17
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 22:17:02 -0600
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merge 11470 11483

On 05/15/2012 03:14 PM, Chusslove Illich wrote:
>> [: Primoz PETERLIN :]
>> Apparently, msgfmt interprets "% o" in the help text of the --goal option
>> as a format specifier.
> When that happens, you add such a comment line just before the problematic
> gettext call:
>   /* xgettext: no-c-format */
>   gettext("...93% of width...")
> The extracted message will then have no-c-format flag instead of c-format,
> thus not triggering format validation. This is documented in section 4.6 of
> Gettext manual.

This is the fourth report of the same issue within 48 hours, and second
mention of the solution, but still no one has submitted the solution as
an actual patch.  We will get the problem fixed, but an actual patch
would make it easier.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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