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Re: ngettext() not enough?

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: ngettext() not enough?
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 22:30:50 +0200
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"John.Cowan" <address@hidden> writes:

> Andreas Schwab scripsit:
>> IMHO (I'm not a native speaker) "1.0 degrees" is correct if you pronounce
>> it like "one point zero degrees", just like you would say "zero degrees",
>> not "zero degree".
> That's seductive but problematic:  by the same token, we would say "zero point
> one degree".

In German we avoid the whole issue by always writing the units in singular
in such a context. :-)


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