ngettext,  dngettext,  dcngettext - translate message and choose plural


   #include <libintl.h>

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


   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.


   gettext(3), dgettext(3), dcgettext(3)


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