Hey Alexandre, On Fri, Mar 02, 2018 at 10:59:56AM +0100, Alexandre Franke wrote: > On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 9:12 PM, Debarshi Ray <rishi...@lostca.se> wrote: >> The strings and accompanying screenshots can be found in this merge >> request: >> https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-photos/merge_requests/28 >> > > The handling of that parenthesis with a plural form looks dubious to me. > Are you sure that???s the correct way to do it?
The short answer is that I am now considering using three strings: (a) "Select items for import" (b) "Select items for import (%u selected)" (c) "Select items for import (%u selected)" - plural form of (b) That would also avoid the need to deal with context-sensitive ngettext. The longer answer is that these strings originate from the title of the generic selection mode  header bar. See: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-photos/blob/wip/rishi/import-string-changes-1/src/photos-main-toolbar.c#L71 That pattern was inherited from gnome-documents: https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-documents/tree/src/overview.js#n587 I didn't come up with it, but I assumed that the rationale was to avoid exposing the <b>...</b> markup to translators. However, I fear that the composed string has been wrong for right-to-left locales. So, maybe, the code should compose the parts differently for such locales? Note that the "%d selected" string used for the selection mode title is actually wrong in C. It should be "%u selected" because the length argument is an unsigned int. We can let it slide for 3.28, but that's the reason I wanted to use a context for the new "%u selected" string - to avoid mixing up bits from different titles when we fix that bug . However, on second thoughts, since the new strings under discussion don't have any markup, it's probably better to avoid any composition and spell them out. Cheers, Rishi  https://developer.gnome.org/hig/stable/selection-mode.html.en  Piotr was asking about it on IRC, but I was AFK. _______________________________________________ gnome-i18n mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-i18n