How to translate "%1 Files"?

Asked by GunChleoc on 2016-08-30

I am having difficulty translating the following string:

    %1 Files
     ../sbuild/package/qml/filemanager.qml:324 ../sbuild/src/app/qml/filemanager.qml:316 ../src/app/qml/filemanager.qml:316

First of all, I need to know whether %1 contains a string or a number, because that determines the word order.

If %s is a number, it also needs the plural form treatment:

1 fhaidhle
2 fhaidhle
3 faidhlichean
20 faidhle
...

Thanks!

Question information

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Status:
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Ubuntu File Manager App Edit question
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Solved by:
Manfred Hampl
Solved:
2016-09-15
Last query:
2016-09-15
Last reply:
2016-09-15
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

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GunChleoc (gunchleoc) said : #2

Ping?

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

If I look at (what I assume is) the original source http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-filemanager-dev/ubuntu-filemanager-app/trunk/view/head:/src/app/qml/filemanager.qml#L316 then this seems to be the window title, which is either filled with a file name "File %1" (e.g. "File mydoc.txt") if only one file is selected or filled with a number "%1 Files" (e.g. "27 Files") if more than one file is selected.

In this case "File %1"probably does not need different plural forms, because it is only applicable for one single item, but "%1 Files" needs different forms if your language expression varies in case of 2, 3 or other number of objects.

GunChleoc (gunchleoc) said : #4

Thanks, I have opened a bug report for the second case.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-filemanager-app/+bug/1623986

GunChleoc (gunchleoc) said : #5

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.