If you haven’t heard of this issue, check out the Wikipedia article.
If you’re not sure how complicated the issue is, here’s a list of the pluralization rules for different languages.
If you’re a coder, here’s what you need to know, at a minimum
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Here are the tools I’m currently looking at – after sifting through a dozen or so options:
simple, based on GNU gettext, which is the classic pattern
about 3 years old
Made by a coder of Modernizr
Doesn’t graceful handle a missing translation as per StackOverflow
A bit old, but still interesting pattern. Very readable code using a “_” function
Checking in with author if he’s still using the pattern
Looks like this approaches complete
Uses JSON resource files
Works with Rails translations
Similar to Rails
better featured than other jquery options