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[bug-gettext] French plural form is wrong in gettext documentation

From: Davy Defaud
Subject: [bug-gettext] French plural form is wrong in gettext documentation
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:23:07 +0200
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Hi dear gnus,

There’s a bad information concerning French plural rule in the gettext documentation https://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/manual/html_node/Plural-forms.html

In French, the plural form strictly begins at 2. Any decimal value greater than 1 and less than 2 is also singular. The underlying logic in French is that if you have 1.5 of a thing, you have one thing (singular) and half of a the same king of thing. And of course, if you have less than 1, it can’t be plural neither. Some languages, including English, consider 0 as plural, I can’t understand this logic. ;-)

As a consequence, the gettext header for French must be:

Plural-Forms: nplurals=2; plural=n>=2;

And not:

Plural-Forms: nplurals=2; plural=n>1;
(this one is only true if n is an integer, but not for decimal values between 1 and 2)

Could you please correct this mistake?



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