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FS#6122 - Subject/Verb agreement in Unit Localization strings

Attached to Project: OpenTTD
Opened by Supercheese (Supercheese) - Thursday, 25 September 2014, 05:22 GMT
Last edited by Remko Bijker (Rubidium) - Thursday, 02 October 2014, 17:42 GMT
Type Bug
Category Interface
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version trunk
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

In the strings for Unit Localization settings (STR_CONFIG_SETTING_LOCALISATION_UNITS_VELOCITY through STR_CONFIG_SETTING_LOCALISATION_UNITS_HEIGHT_SI), especially the HELPTEXT strings, there are some issues with singular/plural subject/verb agreement. To wit, they read:

STR_CONFIG_SETTING_LOCALISATION_UNITS_VELOCITY_HELPTEXT :Whenever a speed is shown in the user interface, show it in the selected units
STR_CONFIG_SETTING_LOCALISATION_UNITS_POWER_HELPTEXT :Whenever a vehicle's power is shown in the user interface, show it in the selected units
STR_CONFIG_SETTING_LOCALISATION_UNITS_WEIGHT_HELPTEXT :Whenever weights are shown in the user interface, show it in the selected units
STR_CONFIG_SETTING_LOCALISATION_UNITS_VOLUME_HELPTEXT :Whenever volumes are shown in the user interface, show it in the selected units
STR_CONFIG_SETTING_LOCALISATION_UNITS_FORCE_HELPTEXT :Whenever tractive effort, also known as tractive force, is shown in the user interface, show it in the selected units
STR_CONFIG_SETTING_LOCALISATION_UNITS_HEIGHT_HELPTEXT :Whenever heights are shown in the user interface, show it in the selected units

Oddly, half of the strings use plurals (weights, volumes, heights) and the other half singulars (speed, power, tractive effort) in the first clause. Despite this, all six strings use a singular in the second clause, "show it in the selected units".

I suggest that all six be unified to strictly use only singular or only plural, to eliminate the discrepancies.
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Closed by  Remko Bijker (Rubidium)
Thursday, 02 October 2014, 17:42 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  In r26947

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