Bug#29277: Constructing sentences in dinstall makes translation to Finnish hard
> From: Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Adam Di Carlo <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Bug#29277: Constructing sentences in dinstall makes translation to Finnish hard
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> On Thu, Sep 23, 1999 at 06:36:48PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > Boot-floppies have been translated to finnish. In potato (CVS only),
> > we also have moved to gettext and reorganized a bit. Can we close
> > this bug when the potato version is uploaded?
No, strings are still concatenated the same way.
I see another problem that should be taken care of for debinstall (I
guess it's too much work/hassle for dbootstrap), in certain languages
the order may change.
I need disk foo of set bar
which may be used to be in some random language
Of set bar I need disk foo
bar <--> foo is changed. I remember stepped over that problem for the
slink messages, haven't translated them again, so dunno if that problem
Which means, we should use something like:
"I need disk %1 of set %2", nr, set)
which will require a modified version of printf&co.
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