[Mediawiki-i18n] [WikimediaMobile] Translate FFS support for plurals on Android, iOS?
bvibber at wikimedia.org
Tue Jul 1 16:51:02 UTC 2014
On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 9:27 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki at gmail.com>
> Brion Vibber, 01/07/2014 18:01:
> > iOS 7/OS X 10.9 also has a 'native' way of handling plurals which
> > requires a second '.stringdict' output file alongside the '.strings'
> > file; or there are CLDR-powered compatibility libraries
> > like https://github.com/Smartling/ios-i18n which embed multiple message
> > alternates in the main '.strings' file.
> Needing multiple messages sounds like a substandard gettext-like
That'd be how it's handled internally in the file, but we'd want to expose
it to translators in one combined converted message yes.
> Translators certainly expect to be able to use the
> MediaWiki syntax, normally; they're likely to make mistakes or skip the
> messages with unknown syntax.
> So if you add a new syntax you should
> * at the very least document it on
> https://translatewiki.net/wiki/Translating:WikimediaMobile and
> https://translatewiki.net/wiki/Plural ,
^ aha -- it looks like the conversion that (may or may not work yet) in
AndroidXmlFFS is for the 'Ruby on Rails style', so as long as it's
documented.... hopefully not too confusing.
> * probably implement a checker to warn translators when they make
> mistakes, see
> and examples in the repo.
Oooh that sounds handy.
Thanks for the links!
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