KLocalizedString regression

John Tapsell johnflux at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 14:39:22 GMT 2011

On 25 March 2011 14:20, Thiago Macieira <thiago at kde.org> wrote:
> Em sexta-feira, 25 de março de 2011, às 13:59:11, John Tapsell escreveu:
>> > Well, yes. Two grammar-wise different text fragments (enumerable vs.
>> > measurable quantities) are being used in alternation, so each should be
>> > represented by its own string. The author of KUnitConversion wanted the
>> > same feature, so there too we ended up defining two strings, e.g:
>> >
>> >      setDefaultUnit(UP(Meter, 1,
>> >        ...
>> >        ki18nc("amount in units (real)", "%1 meters"),
>> >        ki18ncp("amount in units (integer)", "%1 meter", "%1 meters")
>> >      ));
>> Except that in my case, I'm forcing this on the users of my API.  Just
>> to get around this!
>> Can't you see how crazy this is?
> No. You haven't said anything about your API yet.
> Maybe the problem is in the API. But we don't know, because you haven't
> included a link to what API you're talking about.

I have a widget, KSignalPlotter, which plots data points.

The usage is:

KSignalPlotter plotter;
plotter.setUnit( ki18ncp("Units", "%1 second", "%1 seconds") );
plotter.addSample( QList<qreal>() << 2 );

For example.

The axis will then be labelled using the "unit" string.  The precision
will be calculated automatically.

> Huh? Why do you want to show "1.0 seconds" in the axis? Shouldn't you have
> "1.0" in the axis and then "seconds" in the axis label?

Because typically we have a lot more horizontal space than vertical
space.  Adding room for axis labels would take up valuable vertical


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