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Re: Emacs i18n

From: Clément Pit-Claudel
Subject: Re: Emacs i18n
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:05:30 -0400
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On 2019-03-21 17:56, Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:
>> On Mar 22, 2019, at 6:34, Clément Pit-Claudel <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 2019-03-21 17:21, Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:
>>>> On Mar 22, 2019, at 6:03, Clément Pit-Claudel <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> but the original author had actually writen the code to get the English 
>>>> plurals right in most cases.
>>> Yes, but the issue is not to have "most cases right" but rather to have 
>>> readable strings in the code.
>> But is that worth the loss in readability in the UI?
> That's a subjective issue. I think the strings are more readable now and 
> there are potentially less grammatical mistakes (I am not talking about the 
> "Number of" part you mentioned). While before it was easy to not notice a bug 
> in the code. I think that is a net gain.

Understood, thanks.  I would have preferred sticking with the previous 
phrasing, but a single opinion is not much to act upon.

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