random colony names are hardly translatable


krop
  • Branch: Live Branch Version: Linux Pending

Found while making changes to the french localization.

Background for readers :

random colony names are generated by picking one of these 3 patterns :

- STRINGS.NAMEGEN.COLONY.FORMATS.NOUN
- STRINGS.NAMEGEN.COLONY.FORMATS.ADJECTIVE_NOUN ({adjective} {noun})
- STRINGS.NAMEGEN.COLONY.FORMATS.THE_ADJECTIVE_NOUN (The {adjective} {noun})

While this works when using en_US, this fails for languages having a grammatical gender.
eg, in french, "The" used in 'THE_ADJECTIVE_NOUN' can have 3 translations depending on the word following it ("le", "la", "l'")

The only trick we could find was to add the two possible forms but the result is far from being pretty, eg: "Le(la) Comète Doré(e)" or "Le(la) Décharge Prospère"


Steps to Reproduce
Try to provide localization for oni :)

Status: Pending

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