Bengali India (bn_IN) plural form absent

Asked by Milo Casagrande on 2009-07-17

I stumble upon this problem looking at the import queue of Empathy for Karmic: the bn_IN PO file is not being imported because Launchpad doesn't know the plural form for that language:

https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/karmic/+source/empathy/+pots/empathy/bn_IN/+translate

The GNOME upstream translation group is using:

nplurals = 2; plural = (n != 1)

The CLDR database confirms this information:

http://www.unicode.org/cldr/data/charts/supplemental/language_plural_rules.html

Is it possible to add this information?

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Henning Eggers
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2009-07-17
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2009-07-17
Best Henning Eggers (henninge) said : #1

I have updated the entry for bn_IN in Launchpad BUT that is probably not the reason why the import failed. The language bn_IN is not used in Launchpad because it is our policy to avoid unnecessary language codes. Please use "bn" instead, there is no "bn" translation for Empathy, either.

BTW thanks for the interesting link on plural rules that I did not know about (or had forgotten ;).

Henning

Milo Casagrande (milo) said : #2

Hi Henning,

2009/7/17 Henning Eggers <email address hidden>:
> I have updated the entry for bn_IN in Launchpad BUT that is probably not
> the reason why the import failed. The language bn_IN is not used in
> Launchpad because it is our policy to avoid unnecessary language codes.
> Please use "bn" instead, there is no "bn" translation for Empathy,
> either.

thanks for your answer.

What I find strange though, is that GNOME upstream has both bn and
bn_IN (I don't know what are linguistic differences between the two,
if there are any...), and bn_IN has more complete translations than
bn...

Maybe I'll ask on GNOME i18n mailing list and see what the can say.

Ciao.

--
Milo Casagrande <email address hidden>

Milo Casagrande (milo) said : #3

Hmmm... I didn't want to reopen the question... just to add another comment via email.

Sorry.

Milo Casagrande (milo) said : #4

Thanks Henning Eggers, that solved my question.