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Re: Quote usage in gettexted WML

* Jeroen Schot <schot@A-Eskwadraat.nl> [2011-08-16 17:35:32 CEST]:
> Hello Debian-WWW,
> The files english/template/debian/{stat_tags,legal}.wml contain
> constructs like:
>     <: printf '<gettext domain="stats">...</gettext>', %0 :>
> Note the single quotation marks ('). This causes breakage when the
> translated string also contains single quotation marks. I recently
> encountered this when trying to enable the Dutch translation for
> devel/website/stats. I think the right solutions is to simply replace
> the single quotation marks with double quotation marks.
> I have attached a patch that does this. I can commit it myself if
> there are no objections to it, but would be more confident if a
> regular committer would do this.

 Wouldn't that then instead break if the translated string contains
double quotation marks, or more of an issue, $ or % or such?  Did you
try to escape the single quote in the translated string with an \
infront of it for that purpose (maybe double \\ needed to carry it

> An alternative would be to use the Unicode 'Punctuation apostrophe'
> (U+2019) in gettext strings and add a warning to these strings that
> the ASCII apostrophe should not be used.

 That would also work and might even get better looking results (and
more proper ones - but that would need to get carried out over all the
translated text so it doesn't look like an inconsistency)

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