(application gnome-schedule) Some changes for translators


a few months ago you had a discussion about translating this

Three weeks ago I made the German translation. But I was not very happy
with this. So I took the holy src/lang.py and made a nearly complete
rewrite of it (and by the way learnt python).

Now I will hear your opinions before I send it to Gaute, Philip and
Kristof. The last time I changed lang.py the Czech translation was done
13 hours later. To fast to set a message that there is work in progress

That is what I have done so far:

1. Get as much translation out of system, as I could.
* replaced "nth weekday" with locale's full weekday name
* replaced "nth month" with locale's full month name
* replaced "nth day of nth month" with locale's full month plus decimal
number of day (like "January 21", ordering and notation can changed
through gettext) 
* replaced "nth minute of nth hour" with a formatted time string (also
configurable through gettext)

2. Changed the default way to translate numerics to ordinal numbers
The default way at this time was the English form. But in this case it
is not practical because English is very special here. 
Another fact is, that by now nobody has written an own function for
translating numerics to written/numeric ordinals. So at the moment only
functions for English, Dutch (both Philip I think) and German (me)
For this reasons I changed the common way to an easier solution.
Simply used the string _("%d.") as default, what gives a list style
ordinal like "31." and can be configured with gettext. If this is not
applicable for your translation, please say it. I will try to find a
better way or write a special function.

3. Limited the written ordinals by up to ten (EN) respectively twelve
This takes effect only for NL/EN/DE because of point three. But if
anybody writes an own function...
Nobody can read sentences like "On twenty-forth day of the eleventh
month at the fifty-ninth minute of the twenty-second hour" ;) 
4. Changed the whole table of sentences for cron expressions...
... in this way:
_("On every %(weekday)s in %(month)s and on %(date)s every year at
So every time it is clear, what a placeholder means. Also you can sort
things like you want, without using tricky gettext features. But you
have to take care: "%(whatever)s" should not be translated...

If you have some other wishes - feel free...

Last translators on cc. I don't know who of them reads this list.

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