F9 Countdown Translation

Alan Cox alan at redhat.com
Mon Apr 7 15:45:39 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 08:33:34AM +0300, Alexandru Szasz wrote:
> There are about 9 letters available for "Launch" and for "days". And
> "Launch" doesn't have to be necessarily be "Launch" when translating,
> it could be "Out in x days", so I think there's a possibility to

This also doesn't work for some languages. The 'x' changes the days word in
at least some Celtic languages and singular/plural is itself a non portable
idea in others (eg zero is plural form in English, singular in many languages,
all number forms are singular in some languages etc)

In x days is one of those things where it is best to either use

"Days to go:"

type formats or offer a lot of complete strings

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