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Re: Emacs i18n

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Emacs i18n
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:47:34 -0400

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  > Sorry, if I incorrectly interpreted your proposal, it was unclear to me
  > at what stage you planned to expand the special markup such as %|

At the stage of translating a message -- when the value of the number
is known.

  > Doing this at runtime means adding large dictionaries to the distribution 
  > (together with complex algorithms) to perform a dictionary lookup.

No dictionary is needed.  It would handle only regular plurals
(following known rules)..

  > Or alternatively to use an external online API that inflects the words.

No, it will be done directly in Lisp code.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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