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Re: Emacs i18n

From: Clément Pit-Claudel
Subject: Re: Emacs i18n
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:16:17 -0400
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On 2019-03-22 12:35, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
>> From: Clément Pit-Claudel <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:10:42 -0400
>>> It brings us a step closer to the i18n goal.  A very small step,
>>> admittedly, but step in the right direction nonetheless.
>> Thanks, that's what puzzles me.  IIUC, we will revert to the previous 
>> strings once we have proper translation support in place, right?
> It isn't clear to me yet.  At least at the time this change was made,
> we didn't expect to revert, we thought this form will remain when it
> can be translated.

Oh!  Then I misunderstood.  I thought the idea was that once we have a library 
that can handle this well, we'd write something like (ngettext "One package 
installed" "%d packages installed" n), with ngettext picking between both in 
English and picking the appropriate string in other languages.


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