number of format specifications in 'msgid' and 'msgstr' does not match

Asked by Donald Rogers on 2007-07-27

My understanding is that with a msgid such as:

_n: %n replacement made
%n replacements made

the line starting with _n: should not be translated. Is this so?
When I translated only the second line of the above msgid I got the message:
"number of format specifications in 'msgid' and 'msgstr' does not match".
Presumably this is because msgstr has one "%n" but msgid has two. Can the syntax checker be changed to allow for this, if I am right about it? Is it a bug?

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Curtis Hovey (sinzui) said : #1

I'm moving this question to the Launchpad Translations team.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) said : #2


That's a limitation in Launchpad. Until we finish KDE plural form support, those strings cannot be translated in Launchpad. You can read more about this here: If you want to track its status, subscribe to the bug report.


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