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[bug-gettext] [bug #45591] Slovenian plural string to be changed in docu

From: Bernard Banko
Subject: [bug-gettext] [bug #45591] Slovenian plural string to be changed in documentation
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 06:52:34 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #14, bug #45591 (project gettext):

Exactly! It is not about the grammar. It is all about msgstr order. And yes it
could be used for all other languages.

This bug is only for Slovenian as we want to leave the decision for each
community to decide for themselves.

The Slovene community has decided in cca 2001 to use the order proposed for
mnemonics reasons. It is much less prone to errors; you just translate the
sentence for the number in msgstr[n] - otherwise you need to shift it in the
brain, which you tend to forget or the visual representation of the number
just slips in the translation and you make a mistake.

Unfortunately, the old form keeps to reappearing due to gettext being defacto
standard. Each time a new project appears it is started with wrong string or
old projects get "harmonised" with the gettext string and this causes us pain.


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