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[bug-gettext] [bug #49598] Allow ngettext to be used with non-English so

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: [bug-gettext] [bug #49598] Allow ngettext to be used with non-English source language with more than two plural forms
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:46:27 +0000 (UTC)
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Follow-up Comment #1, bug #49598 (project gettext):

If you are using GNU gettext with a non-English source language, you are not
doing yourself a favour. How would you find translators? You need to either
have translators from your language to many languages of the world - which you
will have difficulty to find -, or you need a two-step translation process,
where one translator first translates to English and the other translators
then go from English to the target language - but this process produces many
wrong and ambiguous translations.

For this reason, GNU gettext has been designed so that the source language
contains the English strings (modulo formatting details).

Daiki, I would close this as "Not a Bug".


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