ngettext



NGETTEXT(1)                           GNU                          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

       -e     enable expansion of some escape sequences

       -E     (ignored for compatibility)

       -h, --help
              display this help and exit

       -V, --version
              display version information and exit

       [TEXTDOMAIN]
              retrieve translated message from TEXTDOMAIN

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

       COUNT  choose singular/plural form based on this value

       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 to <bug-gnu-gettext@gnu.org>.


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 1995-1997, 2000-2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO  warranty;  not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.


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.



GNU gettext-runtime 0.14.3        March 2005                       NGETTEXT(1)

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