[Bugs] #2354 UNSP: Activities list view and Journal view crashes in Arabic

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Wed Sep 22 04:13:56 EDT 2010

#2354: Activities list view and Journal view crashes in Arabic
    Reporter:  erikos                     |          Owner:  erikos                     
        Type:  defect                     |         Status:  new                        
    Priority:  Unspecified by Maintainer  |      Milestone:  Unspecified by Release Team
   Component:  sugar-toolkit              |        Version:  0.90.x                     
    Severity:  Unspecified                |       Keywords:                             
Distribution:  Unspecified                |   Status_field:  Unconfirmed                

Comment(by erikos):

 Replying to [comment:4 sascha_silbe]:
 > Replying to [comment:1 erikos]:
 > > Python 2.6 contains a new way for formatting, described
 [http://docs.python.org/library/stdtypes.html here] and
 formatting here].
 > That's not necessary, older versions of Python can do formatting using
 dictionaries quite fine:
 > {{{
 > >>> "%(seconds)d seconds elapsed" % {'seconds': 5}
 > '5 seconds elapsed'
 > >>> "seconds elapsed" % {'seconds': 5}
 > 'seconds elapsed'
 > >>> "%(second)d seconds elapsed" % {'seconds': 5}
 > Traceback (most recent call last):
 >   File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
 > KeyError: 'second'
 > >>>
 > }}}
 > > However this might have issues when using with gettext as described in
 [http://bugs.python.org/issue8359#msg103023 this] python bug.
 > As mentioned in the bug report you cited, the above method works fine
 with gettext.
 > In case the formatting fails, we should fall back to the next-most
 preferred language, down to C = original string if necessary.

 Yes, that would be the option to do in master. For the released versions
 like 0.84 and 0.88 and the one that are close to (0.90) I would not want
 to make that change as we would loose the translation work that has been
 done already (if we do not port that over).

Ticket URL: <http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2354#comment:5>
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