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Re: [bug-gettext] Adding More Languages to the Plural Manual

From: Maryam Aly
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] Adding More Languages to the Plural Manual
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 09:55:55 -0500


Thanks! The patch looks good, and I apologize for giving erroneous info about Arabic.


On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 10:30 PM, Daiki Ueno <address@hidden> wrote:

Maryam Aly <address@hidden> writes:

> I was looking at the section on plurals, and I noticed that a few of
> the languages that we care about aren't listed in the plurals manual.
> I wanted to give the rules for these languages to help future users
> who also need to translate in these languages.

Thanks for reporting that.

> Arabic, like Gaeilge, has 3 forms where 1 and 2 are special-cased.

I'm no expert in linguistics, but according to the existing *.po
files[1] and information on CLDR[2], Arabic seems to be a bit more
complex (it has six forms).

> Bahasa Indonesian, like English, has 2 forms, where 1 is
> special-cased.
> Thai, like Japanese and Korean, has only one form.

I'm attaching a tentative patch to the documentation.  Corrections and
improvements would be appreciated.

Daiki Ueno

[1]  https://l10n.gnome.org/POT/gdm.master/gdm.master.ar.po

[2]  http://www.unicode.org/cldr/charts/27/supplemental/language_plural_rules.html#ar

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