"printf()"-like functions. Make sure "%s", "%d", and "%%" in your
translated messages match the original.
- When you have to change the order of words, you can add "<number>
+ When you have to change the order of words, you can add "<number>$"
between '%' and the conversion ('s', 'd', etc.) to say "<number>-th
parameter to the format string is used at this point". For example,
if the original message is like this:
and if for whatever reason your translation needs to say weight first
and then length, you can say something like:
- "WEIGHT IS %2
\$d, LENGTH IS %1 \$d"
+ "WEIGHT IS %2$d, LENGTH IS %1$d"
- The reason you need a backslash before dollar sign is because
- this is a double quoted string in Tcl language, and without
- it the letter introduces a variable interpolation, which you
+ A format specification with a '*' (asterisk) refers to *two* arguments
+ instead of one, hence the succeeding argument number is two higher
+ instead of one. So, a message like this
+ "%s ... %*i of %*i %s (%3i%%)"
+ "%1$s ... %2$*i of %4$*i %6$s (%7$3i%%)"
- A long message can be split across multiple lines by ending the
string with a double quote, and starting another string on the next