On Friday, 4th August 2006 at 23:57:39 (GMT +0200), Michael Wolf wrote:
I've already tested the solutions of other Slavic
(Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Slovenian, Croatian),
but their requirements are some others. Upper Sorbian
has following requirements:
3, 4 Nominative plural
0 and from 5 Genitive plural
From the Slavic languages I tested, only Slovenian has
still a dual. The
tested solutions I modified don't work, they use the default form only.
A differentiation doesn't happen.
I hope you can help me.
Nope, I'm afraid you need to give up. Numerals of Slavic languages
simply are not taken into account in software such as MediaWiki or phpBB.
As far as I know, all Slavic languages follow this rule, that the word
"books" is different in "2, 3, 4 books" and "5, 6, 7 etc.
MediaWiki, phpBB, etc., only allows you to set one form of the noun
for "1 book", and another form for "2, 3, 4, 5, 6... books".
The result is that for all occurrences of "2, 3, 4 [some object]"
in MediaWiki, a false plural form (that for 5, 6, 7...) is displayed.
It would be very simple to fix this: just add one more string into
the language configuration file, for "2, 3, 4 objects".
Or, since you say Slovenian and Upper Sorbian even have extra forms
of plural nouns for the numeral 2, we would need 2 extra lines
in the language configuration files, in total 4 lines of code
3, 4 objects
5, 6, 7 ..... objects
But trying to persuade the developers to add those two minuscule
lines of code might be a gargantuan task. ;-)
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