Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#3373 closed Uncategorized (wontfix)

verbose_name_plural and internationalization

Reported by: Vitek Owned by: hugo
Component: Internationalization Version: master
Severity: Normal Keywords: pluralization i18n
Cc: Triage Stage: Design decision needed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


In Czech (Polish, Russian etc..) are more than 2 forms. In English: 1 object, 2+ objects. We have: 1 objekt; 2-4 objekty; 0, 5+ objektů.
So if I define verbose_name and verbose_name_plural, translation in Admin interface under list of objects and other places, where i wont use it, is not correct.
Maybe there is a way to use ngettext (optional, for i18n sites) for verbose_name_plural, but i didn't found this.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by Simon G. <dev@…>

Keywords: i18n added
Triage Stage: UnreviewedDesign decision needed

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by Malcolm Tredinnick

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

We never put a numeric quantifier in front of the verbose_name_plural string when it is used in Django. So the multiple plural forms are not required.

Translators should just use whichever plural form they would normally used for a generic number of items (i.e. use the form you would use for "cars" in the sentence "All cars go through here" -- notice that we use the plural of car without a number).

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by Dylan Young

Easy pickings: unset
Severity: Normal
Type: Uncategorized
UI/UX: unset

I would reopen this. The reasons for closing are kind of absurd (consider a similar statement: we don't use annotations in our contrib packages, so we should ex the QuerySet.annotate method: huh?).

Aside from that, it simplifies application code: verbose_name and verbose_name_plural are collapsed into just verbose_name, which should be an ngettext instance if your desire pluralization.

Last edited 3 years ago by Dylan Young (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by Tim Graham

Dylan, feel free to write to the DevelopersMailingList with your proposal.

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