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NGETTEXT

Section: GNU (1)
Updated: January 2004
Index 

NAME

ngettext - translate message and choose plural form 

SYNOPSIS

ngettext[OPTION] [TEXTDOMAIN] MSGID MSGID-PLURAL COUNT 

DESCRIPTION

The ngettext program translates a natural language message into theuser's language, by looking up the translation in a message catalog, andchooses the appropriate plural form, which depends on the number COUNTand the language of the message catalog where the translation was found.

Display native language translation of a textual message whose grammaticalform depends on a number.

-d, --domain=TEXTDOMAIN
retrieve translated message from TEXTDOMAIN
-e
enable expansion of some escape sequences
-E
(ignored for compatibility)
-h, --help
display this help and exit
-V, --version
display version information and exit
[TEXTDOMAIN]
retrieve translated message from TEXTDOMAIN
MSGID MSGID-PLURAL
translate MSGID (singular) / MSGID-PLURAL (plural)
COUNT
choose singular/plural form based on this value

If the TEXTDOMAIN parameter is not given, the domain is determined from theenvironment variable TEXTDOMAIN. If the message catalog is not found in theregular directory, another location can be specified with the environmentvariable TEXTDOMAINDIR.Standard search directory: /usr/share/locale 

AUTHOR

Written by Ulrich Drepper. 

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-gnu-gettextAATTgnu.org>. 

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1995-1997, 2000-2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NOwarranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 

SEE ALSO

The full documentation forngettextis maintained as a Texinfo manual. If theinfoandngettextprograms are properly installed at your site, the command
info ngettext

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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