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localization ramble 

stop generating strings via concatenating two other localized strings in order!! please!!

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localization ramble 

stop.... assuming... the arguments of your weird format string will be in the same order in your target language...

localization ramble 

@eq haha I just saw yesterday how Slack turns "them" in "notify them" (clearly gender-neutral singular in context) into 他们 which is both masculine and plural. and this is a bajillion-dollar company.

localization ramble 

@technomancy noticing that the piece of software i am trying to translate makes a lot of shortcuts (reusing translations where it's a little inappropriate etc) and i think it's because the translations are all volunteer-done and probably won't be updated again for a long time. but surely there are better ways to do this! (like at least just cloning the translation string instead of reusing the same one in a different grammatical context)

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