Re: [OT] Agreement and i18n (was RE: Language name questions)

From: Markus Scherer (
Date: Tue May 28 2002 - 14:43:05 EDT

Some suggestions below.

Marco Cimarosti wrote:

> A very well-known example of this situation is the menu "New" of Windows
> Explorer (the program that is used to manipulate the file system under MS
> Windows systems).

I am not sure much can be done in this case:
The New/Nuovo is at a different level from its sub-items, so there is only one for many.

> Another example is when i18n engineers assign a single slot to an indicator
> such as "updated", which may be applied to a variety of items on a list:
> ...
> (Not to say that, even in English, you cannot say "1 files").

This one is a well-known problem, and Java/ICU provide the MessageFormat and ChoiceFormat classes as solutions.

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