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Re: Emacs i18n

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: Emacs i18n
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2019 20:23:56 +0900

> On Mar 6, 2019, at 18:38, Elias Mårtenson 
> The best way to do that (I fixed the almost 100% of the package.el code with 
> that) is to not use such syntax but rather things like:
> Number of matches found: %d
> That works for English most of the time (although I would argue that it isn't 
> great).

I'm not sure why that is not "great" here. But I know from what I saw in 
packages.el that what is even less great it to get lost in lisp that attempts 
to mimic natural language inflections.

> But it may be harder in other languages.

It is unlikely that this structure is harder in non English languages than the 
original. Removing the need to express the difference in number actually 
removes an order of complexity.

Jean-Christophe Helary
http://mac4translators.blogspot.com @brandelune

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