Plural bug or maybe I'm missing something

Yuri Chornoivan yurchor at
Fri Apr 26 12:28:50 UTC 2013

Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:21:08 +0300 було написано Michael Bauer  
<fios at>:

> You're a star, using %'d gets me around the problem.
> Does Ubuntu run a Pootle server itself? I remember looking (though that  
> was a long time ago) and it seemed very complex to translate back then.

No. Ubuntu runs one and only instance of Launchpad in the world. Its  
translation module is called Rosetta. This module is almost unmaintained  

And there is no any kind of backwards synchronization with any project  
outside Launchpad. So Launchpad translations will never be found in  
GNOME/Inkscape/FontForge/etc. if you not send them to these projects  

> It's really hard to tell with Launchpad which bits are safe and which  
> aren't :/



> Michael
> 26/04/2013 05:50, sgrìobh Yuri Chornoivan:
>> Hi,
>> I'd rather say it's another bug in Rosetta and another reason for  
>> Ubuntu to translate upstream parts in upstream.
>> Original strings (nautilus template in GNOME 3.8, message 152):
>> #: ../libnautilus-private/nautilus-file-operations.c:278
>> #, c-format
>> msgid "%'d second"
>> msgid_plural "%'d seconds"
>> So it is worth to use "'" in translations to make the parser silent.
>> Best regards,
>> Yuri

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