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ngettext (1)

Name

ngettext - translate message and choose plural form

Synopsis

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

Description

NGETTEXT(1)                      User Commands                     NGETTEXT(1)



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 the
       user's language, by looking up the translation in  a  message  catalog,
       and  chooses  the  appropriate plural form, which depends on the number
       COUNT and the language of the message catalog where the translation was
       found.

       Display native language translation of a textual message whose grammat-
       ical form depends on a number.

       -d, --domain=TEXTDOMAIN
              retrieve translated message from TEXTDOMAIN

       -c, --context=CONTEXT
              specify context for MSGID

       -e     enable expansion of some escape sequences

       -E     (ignored for compatibility)

       [TEXTDOMAIN]
              retrieve translated message from TEXTDOMAIN

       MSGID MSGID-PLURAL
              translate MSGID (singular) / MSGID-PLURAL (plural)

       COUNT  choose singular/plural form based on this value

   Informative output:
       -h, --help
              display this help and exit

       -V, --version
              display version information and exit

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

AUTHOR
       Written by Ulrich Drepper.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report    bugs    in    the    bug    tracker    at     <https://savan-
       nah.gnu.org/projects/gettext> or by email to <bug-gettext@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C)  1995-1997,  2000-2019  Free  Software  Foundation, Inc.
       License     GPLv3+:     GNU     GPL     version     3     or      later
       <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
       This  is  free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | text/gnu-gettext |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted      |
       +---------------+------------------+

SEE ALSO
       The full documentation for ngettext is maintained as a Texinfo  manual.
       If  the info and ngettext programs are properly installed at your site,
       the command

              info ngettext

       should give you access to the complete manual.



NOTES
       Source code for open source software components in Oracle  Solaris  can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-
       code-downloads.html.

       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source  was   downloaded   from    https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gettext/get-
       text-0.20.1.tar.xz.

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.gnu.org/software/gettext.



GNU gettext-runtime 0.20.7-31105-dirty
                                   May 2019                        NGETTEXT(1)