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Re: [Pulp-list] Translatable strings

On 08/02/2012 04:34 PM, Bryan Kearney wrote:
On 08/02/2012 04:32 PM, James Slagle wrote:
Just a reminder, when you mark a string for translation, you have to
pass the
string itself to _(), not a variable whose value is the string.

This does not work:

msg = "some string"

You have to do:

msg = _("some string")

Wait, really? Crap, I do that all over the place.

and then use msg wherever you need to.

If the string is long and you want to wrap it across lines, use python's
built-in string concatenation (don't use + to concatenate strings):

msg = _("a really really "
         "long string")

Had no idea this existed, good to know.

And, do parameter substitution outside:

msg = ("Some Cool %s") % "stuff"

= ("Some Cool %s" % "stuff")

That one I remember is still not completely correct. I forget the reasoning, but substitutions have to be dict based:

m = _("Some string %(foo)s")
m % {'foo' : 'bar'}

Jay Dobies
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