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Re: localization

From: Jeff Teunissen
Subject: Re: localization
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2003 07:47:23 -0500

Rob Burns wrote:

> what is the best way to handle changes in grammar when localizing
> applications? for example, in one language it may be more normal to
> say:
> 34 entries, 5 selected
> and in another
> 5 entries of 34 selected
> (I find the second one a bit odd, for English)
> Using the formatted string @"%i entries, %i selected" doesn't allow
> for translation to the second string.

Sure it does. Formatted strings can use printf's positional arguments, last
I heard.

In another form, it might be @"Hay %2$i articulos seleccionados, de %1$i
totales.". The 2$ refers to the second argument after the format string, the
1$ refers to the first.

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