ngettext






ngettext, dngettext, dcngettext − translate message and
choose plural form


#include<libintl.h>

, const char * char * ngettext (const char * msgid
);                 unsigned long int n
,char * dngettext (const char * domainname
, const char *                   const char * msgid
);                  unsigned long int n
,char * dcngettext (const char * domainname
, const char *                    const char * msgid
, int                    unsigned long int n

The ngettext, dngettext and dcngettext functions attempt to
translate a text string into the user’s native language, by
looking up the appropriate plural form of the translation in
a message catalog.

     Plural forms are grammatical variants depending on the
a number. Some languages have two forms, called singular and
plural. Other languages have three forms, called singular,
dual and plural. There are also languages with four forms.

     The ngettext, dngettext and dcngettext functions work
like the gettext, dgettext and dcgettext functions,
respectively.  Additionally, they choose the appropriate
plural form, which depends on the number n and the language
of the message catalog where the translation was found.

     In the "C" locale, or if none of the used catalogs
contain a translation for msgid, the ngettext, dngettext and
dcngettext functions return msgid if n == 1, or msgid_plural
if n != 1.

If a translation was found in one of the specified catalogs,
the appropriate plural form is converted to the locale’s
codeset and returned. The resulting string is statically
allocated and must not be modified or freed. Otherwise msgid
or msgid_plural is returned, as described above.

errno is not modified.

The return type ought to be const char *, but is char * to
avoid warnings in C code predating ANSI C.