bogus pluralization of singular nouns

Bug #65570 reported by James Troup on 2006-10-11
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

[Sorry if this is a bit pedantic, but this kind of thing jumps out at me, and it's something all our users will see...]

"The download will take about 1 hours and 55 minutes with a 1Mbit DSL connection and about 1 days 11 hours 12 minutes with a 56k modem."

That should be '1 hour' and '1 day'. Also, it'd be nice if it was ' 1 day, 11 hours and 12 minutes' too for bonus points.

Thanks for reversing the order of the statistics though :-)

James Troup (elmo) on 2006-10-11
Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → Low
Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) wrote :

There is a technical problem: gettext can only handle one case per sentence. As a workaround we could have used brackets for the plural s.

Is this worth a string freeze break?



James Troup (elmo) wrote :

This is still present during a feisty -> gutsy beta upgrade and the user who's laptop I was upgrading, commented on the pluralization without any prompting from me, for whatever that's worth.

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Confirmed
Nanley Chery (nanoman) wrote :

Yep, still in Gutsy.

ClemensBier (clemensbier) wrote :

Heho, Nanley Chery's comment still present in Hardy's package (version :1:0.87.12)

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