NGETTEXT(1)                          GNU                         NGETTEXT(1)

NAME         top

       ngettext - translate message and choose plural form

SYNOPSIS         top


DESCRIPTION         top

       The ngettext program translates a natural language message into the
       user's language, by looking up the translation in a message catalog,
       and chooses the appropriate plural form, which depends on the number
       COUNT and the language of the message catalog where the translation
       was found.

       Display native language translation of a textual message whose
       grammatical form depends on a number.

       -d, --domain=TEXTDOMAIN
              retrieve translated message from TEXTDOMAIN

       -e     enable expansion of some escape sequences

       -E     (ignored for compatibility)

       -h, --help
              display this help and exit

       -V, --version
              display version information and exit

              retrieve translated message from TEXTDOMAIN

              translate MSGID (singular) / MSGID-PLURAL (plural)

       COUNT  choose singular/plural form based on this value

       If the TEXTDOMAIN parameter is not given, the domain is determined
       from the environment variable TEXTDOMAIN.  If the message catalog is
       not found in the regular directory, another location can be specified
       with the environment variable TEXTDOMAINDIR.  Standard search
       directory: /usr/local/share/locale

AUTHOR         top

       Written by Ulrich Drepper.

REPORTING BUGS         top

       Report bugs to <>.

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 1995-1997, 2000-2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO         top

       The full documentation for ngettext is maintained as a Texinfo
       manual.  If the info and ngettext programs are properly installed at
       your site, the command

              info ngettext

       should give you access to the complete manual.

COLOPHON         top

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