[Translators-l] Plural rule changes for many languages - MediaWiki migrates to CLDR 26

Philippe Verdy verdy_p at wanadoo.fr
Wed Oct 29 10:50:37 UTC 2014

See for example the translators interface on Facebook that allows adding
optional variants based on explicit conditions; but where all of them
remain optional with a common fallback to the default form.

2014-10-29 10:21 GMT+01:00 Niklas Laxström <niklas.laxstrom at gmail.com>:

> 2014-10-29 10:58 GMT+02:00 Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at wanadoo.fr>:
> > I'd then suggest that the trnaslation interface allows selecting BOTH
> the number and grammatial case to map them to one of the possible forms,
> and then let the adapter interface mame the necessary mapping to the
> precise symbolic forms or one of its fallbacks.
> I18n and l10n is complex topic. We are trying to keep it as simple as
> possible for translators and developers. What you propose does not
> bring more power to the system, only makes it more complex.
>   -Niklas
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