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Bug 13456 - categoriespagetext should use {{PLURAL:}} for "Categor(y/ies)"
categoriespagetext should use {{PLURAL:}} for "Categor(y/ies)"
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2008-03-20 20:36 UTC by Purodha Blissenbach
Modified: 2009-05-21 17:53 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Purodha Blissenbach 2008-03-20 20:36:50 UTC
New message 'categoriespagetext' should use {{PLURAL:}} so as to form the word "Category", or "Categories", and thus needs a parameter $1 passing the category count, too.
Comment 1 Huji 2008-03-21 11:05:41 UTC
Actually, I think 'categoriespagetext' should talk about the Special page, not the categories it is listing, just like Special:NewImages ("This special page shows the last uploaded files" talks about the special page), etc.

For that reason, I suggest we change it to such:

'This special page lists categories that contain pages or media.'

This way, no PLURAL would be needed.
Comment 2 Purodha Blissenbach 2008-03-21 13:34:50 UTC
The text should mention subcategories:
'This special page lists categories that contain pages, categories, or media.'

As I understood it, 'categoriespage-summary' would be the message for such a general blurb on the special page, as it is elsewhere. 'categoriespagetext' would have to be specific on the data actually presented. Maybe it's of little importance in english, but for some languages, it is at least odd, to preceede an empty list, or a list of one, with a text using the plural of "categories". It would be better to write "(no/a/) categor(ies/y/ies)", or else use a wording like "...categories, if any, that ..." which might happen to exist in all lanugages, I don't know.
Comment 3 Siebrand Mazeland 2009-05-21 17:53:57 UTC
Fixed in r50863.

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