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Re: [RFC] automatic apostrophes

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [RFC] automatic apostrophes
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 14:16:13 -0700
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Robert Millan <address@hidden> writes:

> There's a common limitation when localising programs for languages that use
> apostrophes with nouns.  For example:

This sort of problem occurs with English too.  For example, the format
"%s's toga was white" should expand to "Paul's toga was white" if %s
expands to "Paul", but to "Achilles' toga was white" if %s expands to

The usual way to fix this problem is to reword the diagnostic, e.g.,
in English, "Character: %s; toga: white".  Perhaps you can use this
principle in Catalan too.

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