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Re: [Bug-gnulib] 4-gary-version-etc-full-author-string.patch

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] 4-gary-version-etc-full-author-string.patch
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 00:30:56 +0200

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> I doubt whether this will internationalize well.  Not every language
> uses ", " to separate authors; and not every language uses the same
> convention that English does for "," and "and"-like words, when
> conjoining author lists.  The code fails in a small way even for some
> English writers, as many people omit "," before "and" even when there
> are three or more authors.  (That's how I was taught to write when I
> was young.)
> _("Written by Jim Meyering and Paul Eggert.") is simpler and more
> robust; that's what I'd use.

I've done that, but wish there were a better way.
It's a shame to have to add 90 separate
"Written by ..." translatable strings.

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