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Re: [RFC] automatic apostrophes

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [RFC] automatic apostrophes
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 19:13:31 +0200
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On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 06:58:06PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
>  - Can we make the interface more generic?  Idealy, one should be able to pass
>    any string without specifiing which kind of "merging" should happen, and 
> let
>    the merging function decide itself (it could even be the same 
> function/syntax
>    for all languages, by checking which language we're using in runtime).
>    For example if I want to print "en %s et saluda!", and I know that "en %s"
>    contains enough information to determine wether itself needs to be changed 
> to
>    "n'%s", I could tell this function to process "en %s" and then append
>    " et saluda!".

Also note that (at least in Catalan) there are a few situations in which this
happens.  "en" was just given as an example but other articles and prepositions
may be apostrophed.  Right now I can recall 4 articles (7 if we count dialectal
variations) and one preposition.

Fortunately, they all follow the same rules; so I really think a unified
function would help :)

Robert Millan

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