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Bug 46395 - MediaWiki:Donate interface-error-msg-field-correction not properly translatable due to several grammatical genders
MediaWiki:Donate interface-error-msg-field-correction not properly translatab...
Status: NEW
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
Fundraising (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: i18n
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Blocks: messages
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Reported: 2013-03-21 00:07 UTC by Toliño
Modified: 2014-02-12 23:39 UTC (History)
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Description Toliño 2013-03-21 00:07:53 UTC
This bug is refering to [[MediaWiki:Donate interface-error-msg-field-correction]] message. Thread copied from

There are some problems with this message due to gender issues. Parameter may $1 take many values. This values are words that take different genders in some languages. For example (for Galician):
:$1 = first name (nome) → Por favor, corrixe os erros '''no teu''' $1.
:$1 = city (cidade) → Por favor, corrixe os erros '''na túa''' $1.
And so on.
Comment 1 Andre Klapper 2013-03-21 09:40:37 UTC
I don't completely understand the problem yet (sorry) - could you provide a concrete example which has problems?
Comment 2 Toliño 2013-03-21 12:59:21 UTC
Parameter $1 may take many values. For example: $1 can be "donation amount", "email address", "first name", "last name"... (complete list at

The problem is that translation may vary depending on the value of $1. In Galician, for example, the message can take to wordings:
*Por favor, corrixe os erros no teu $1
*Por favor, corrixe os erros na túa $1

Being one or another depends on the grammatical gender of the word which will be shown instead of "$1". Example:
*Por favor, corrixe os erros no teu nome ($1 = name)
*Por favor, corrixe os erros na túa cidade ($1 = city)

I can't provide a concrete example, because I would have to specify the phrase with all the possible values for $1.
Comment 3 Andre Klapper 2013-03-21 13:20:00 UTC
Ah, thanks a lot for explaining, understood now.
Comment 4 Toliño 2013-03-30 16:14:51 UTC
I have translated the message as follows:

Please correct the errors in the following field: $1

I think that the meaning is not lost and we just skip the problem. Maybe it would be a good idea to add this suggestion in the documentation to help other users.

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