Subject: Re: gettext 0.14+ and libintl_printf issues
To: None <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/07/2006 22:28:00 wrote:
> A solution adopted by the Open Group as extension in the Single Unix
> Specification is to allow positional arguments in the format string, so
> that
> 	printf(_("%d/%d/%d"), year, month, day);
> would have a translated format string for German as
> 	"%3$d.%2d.%1d"

         "%3$d.%2$d.%1$d" of course.

(Though I can understand this typo very well, as this is awful to type.)