Wrong Turkish plural-form count

Bug #1166258 reported by Volkan Gezer

This bug report was converted into a question: question #226263: Wrong Turkish plural-form count.

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Bug Description

On Launchpad, it seems Turkish language has only one plural form, but actually it has 2.

Please see the relevant part of gettext document [1] regarding to this issue:
Two forms, singular used for one only
This is the form used in most existing programs since it is what English is using. A header entry would look like this:
Plural-Forms: nplurals=2; plural=n != 1;

Other languages using the same header entry are:

Finno-Ugric family
Turkic/Altaic family
Hungarian does not appear to have a plural if you look at sentences involving cardinal numbers. For example, “1 apple” is “1 alma”, and “123 apples” is “123 alma”. But when the number is not explicit, the distinction between singular and plural exists: “the apple” is “az alma”, and “the apples” is “az almák”. Since ngettext has to support both types of sentences, it is classified here, under “two forms”.

The same holds for Turkish: “1 apple” is “1 elma”, and “123 apples” is “123 elma”. But when the number is omitted, the distinction between singular and plural exists: “the apple” is “elma”, and “the apples” is “elmalar”.
[1] http://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/manual/html_node/Plural-forms.html

I am not sure how many string would be affected, but i think it will be better to have that.


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Laura Czajkowski (czajkowski) wrote :

This isn't a bug and can be dealt with via answers

Changed in launchpad:
status: New → Invalid
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