Am 6/20/2013 9:56, schrieb Peter Krefting:
> Junio C Hamano:
>> But my understanding is that the reordering using printf() is the
>> mechanism we suggest l10n folks to use when the order of parameters
>> given to printf does not match the preferred word order in the message
>> in their language.
> It's documented in the gettext manual, and seems to be used in the
> zh_CN.po to change the word order in quite a few places.

It is fine to use %n$ in translated strings as long as gettext is enabled
only on systems that have a sufficiently capable printf and these formats
are not used in the source code.

But you can't have this string:

  "Splitting a commit while rebasing branch '%2$s' on '%3$s'."

neither in the template nor in the translation, because the numbers must
begin at 1 (and must be used without gaps).

-- Hannes
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