Re: RFP: use gnu gettext

From: Christian Biesinger (
Date: Tue Apr 30 2002 - 02:56:45 EDT

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    On Tue, Apr 30, 2002 at 04:35:51AM +0100, Andrew Dunbar wrote:
    > --- Karl Ove Hufthammer <> wrote: >
    > Dom Lachowicz <> wrote in
    > > Some strings probably *need* to be duplicated. I'm
    > > thinking of
    > > strings which are identical in English, but not in
    > > the target
    > > language. [...]
    > I was always suspicious that gettext did this. Is
    > there a way around it?

    Well... you can use "Forward1" or whatever as the english string and
    provide an english .po file as well... but that's a bit of a hack.

    > Also we need to fix the
    > problem where multiple %s need to be in a different
    > order between English and the localized language.
    > Will gettext help with this?

    Sure. (Though this might actually be a feature of printf).
    Just use "foo %2$s bar %1$s" as the msgstr.

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