bugGNU gettext - Bugs: bug #61248, plural_table missing formulas for...


You are not allowed to post comments on this tracker with your current authentication level.

bug #61248: plural_table missing formulas for many major languages

Submitter:  Lauri Nurmi <lanurmi>
Submitted:  Thu 30 Sep 2021 03:36:27 PM UTC
Category:  Plural forms Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  In Progress
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  haible
Open/Closed:  Open

Thu 30 Sep 2021 03:36:27 PM UTC, original submission:  

The plural_table in gettext-tools/src/plural-table.c is missing plural-form formulas for some of the major languages of the world. Consequently, msginit is unable to prefill .po files with the proper formula.

For instance, there is no entry for:

  • Arabic (despite its formula being mentioned in Plural-Forms documentation)
  • Bengali
  • Chinese (any variant)
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian

I picked these languages from a list of top-10 most spoken languages in the world; they are not in any particular order, and they surely aren't the only languages worth adding to the table.

See also: the Gnome project has a list of languages and the formulas they are using for each: https://l10n.gnome.org/languages/

Lauri Nurmi <lanurmi>


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

No files currently attached


Depends on the following items: None found

Items that depend on this one: None found


Carbon-Copy List
  • -email is unavailable- added by haible (Updated the item)
  • -email is unavailable- added by lanurmi (Submitted the item)

    There are 0 votes so far. Votes easily highlight which items people would like to see resolved in priority, independently of the priority of the item set by tracker managers.


    Follow 2 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2021-12-08 haible StatusNone In Progress
        Assigned toNone haible

    Back to the top

    Powered by Savane 3.13-c54d.
    Corresponding source code