[aur-dev] [PATCH] Add Arabic translation

Lukas Fleischer lfleischer at archlinux.org
Thu Jun 25 08:39:13 UTC 2015

Hello Safa,

On Thu, 25 Jun 2015 at 09:53:21, Safa Alfulaij wrote:
> Hello.
> I am the Arabic translator that translated AUR :)
> Thanks for adding the Arabic trasnalation.
> I just want to say that there are many strings that needs to be split, for
> example verbs and nouns are in one string.
> I'll see how can I do that and I'll file a patch. ;)

Are you saying that the Arabic translation needs to be fixed or that
there are strings that cannot be translated as-is? In the latter case,
could you please elaborate (I don't know anything about the Arabic

> For now, "~%d days left" needs to be plural.

Yeah, good catch, we should use _n() here.

> Anther thing is that Arabic is a RTL language, and the layout should flip.
> I'll see also what to do with this when I file the first patch. :)

Note that we had support for RTL languages a while ago, see 3d6c6cc
(Support for langauges written right-to-left, 2011-02-15). It was
probably disregarded when we switched to the archweb design. If you want
to implement this, having a look at the previous implementation might be


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