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Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:14:18 +0200
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: Non-stub gettext API functions committed, ready for

* Harald Becker <> [2014-07-27 12:06:01 +0200]:
> >As mentioned in the commit message, some functionality is still
> >missing. For the plurals stuff, I can't find the information on how
> >you actually get the plural rules out of the .mo file and apply them.
> >For the LANGUAGE variable, it's just a matter of adding some
> >loop-and-retry logic.
> Does this text help to clarify the plurals question?

it shows that a c arithmetic expression parser is needed to handle plurals
(and the expression has to be evaluated every time dcngettext is invoked)

  Plural-Forms: nplurals=2; plural=n == 1 ? 0 : 1;

  The nplurals value must be a decimal number which specifies how many
  different plural forms exist for this language. The string following
  plural is an expression which is using the C language syntax.
  Exceptions are that no negative numbers are allowed, numbers must be
  decimal, and the only variable allowed is n.

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