As we build our way to the new LingoHub Editor, some larger future improvements require us to make compromises in the present. 

One such improvement is focussed on better structurization of Text Segments that carry multiple plural forms. 

What does that mean?

While some languages have only two linguistic formats: for singular and plural, other languages can have more. 

In our previous installment of the Editor, often the translators had to focus on the most used plural formats. 

With our new Editor, that will not be the case. 

Starting from Q1 of 2020, we will have the full pluralization support for all featured languages, which will be easy to use and navigate both for translators and project owners.  

Temporary Syntax Structure for Content

While we are working on these changes, we have to balance the new and the old. 

To keep the old (current) Editor compatible with the upcoming 2020 Editor, we have introduced a bridge syntax solution

Although all pluralization forms for the Text Segment are now included in one text field, the following format must be maintained by those producing the target translations:

  • zero:“TEXT”
  • one:“TEXT”
  • two:“TEXT”
  • few:“TEXT”
  • many:“TEXT”
  • other:“TEXT”

Examples

If you are translating from English (which has 2 plural forms: one, other) to Romanian (which has 3: one, few, other), it would look like this: 

On the other hand, if you are translating from English to German (which also has 2 plural forms: one, other), it should have this format: 

Important!

Please make sure your translation creators are familiar with this syntax change. 

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Learn more

> If you’re interested in finding out more about pluralization, check out our blog post: Pluralization (p11n) - the many of plurals.

We appreciate your understanding and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Support Team.

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