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Ticket #512 (fixed enhancement)

Pluralization support for language strings

  • Created: 2011-10-17 15:15:59
  • Reported by: Franz
  • Assigned to: None
  • Milestone: 2.0-alpha2
  • Component: localization
  • Priority: normal

Gettext supports pluralization, so should we.

Simply in an extra function, maybe t_n().


Franz 2011-10-18 23:25:16

Loosely based on the sprintf() functionality of Flux_Lang::t() and the implementation of ngettext() in the old Gettext layer, I have this:

	public function t_n($str, $n)
		if (isset($this->translationTable[$str]))
			$translation = $this->translationTable[$str];

			$count = count($translation);
			if ($n <= 0 || $count < $n)
				$n = $count;

			$args = func_get_args();
			$args[0] = $this->translationTable[$args[0]][$n - 1];
			return call_user_func_array('sprintf', $args);

		return $str;

However, that does not work at all with languages that have different ways to construct plurals (Russian, for example, if I understood everything correctly). Also not sure whether that implementation would work correctly with how PO files are generated.

FSX 2012-01-08 22:27:30

  • Owner changed from Franz to FSX.

Franz 2012-01-08 22:30:23

This one is tricky. I might have completely misunderstood the whole Gettext concept.

Looking forward to your ideas. tongue

Franz 2012-07-07 19:37:48

  • Milestone changed from 2.0-alpha1 to 2.0-alpha2.

Franz 2012-11-27 22:54:50

  • Owner FSX removed.
  • Status changed from open to fixed.

Somebody got lucky. This is already possible thanks to using illuminate/translation.