Dear Turkish translators

Transifex usually defines plural rules for languages according to http://unicode.org/repos/cldr-tmp/trunk/diff/supplemental/language_plural_rules.html. So, the plural rule for Turkish language in Transifex is other → everything. However, lately there has been some requests that the Turkish language should have two plural forms:

nplurals=2; plural=(n>1)

The requests have been with reference to http://translate.sourceforge.net/wiki/l10n/pluralforms.

Here is a quote from a user at https://bitbucket.org/indifex/transifex/issue/26/turkish-plural-forms:

Turkish behaves like Akan for example. The rule should be:

One: 0, 1 Other: 2-999

It is only when including a count that there are no plural forms. For example:

“You posted a photo”, “You posted several photos”

is correct in Turkish, as is:

“You posted 1 photo”, “You posted 6 photo”.

So, dear Turkish translators, please share your opinion on this issue. This will help a lot to resolve this issue at Transifex and fix plural translations in Turkish language.

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5 thoughts on “Dear Turkish translators

  1. That’s correct. In Turkish you don’t use the plural form when talking about the quantity.

    For example:
    “1 picture” = “1 resim”
    “5 pictures” = “5 resim”

    Plural forms are only used when the word is the subject.

    “Picture was deleted” = “Resim silindi”
    “Pictures were deleted” = “Resimler silindi”

  2. I have used this for several years of my translator history, without a problem:
    nplurals=2; plural=n != 1;

    Hope this helps

  3. I’ ve been using below plural forms for my translations for several years. Hope it helps:
    nplurals=2; plural=n != 1;

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