#2018 Grammar errors


There are many grammar errors throughout /lang/en/language.php (and probably other languages). These need to be fixed.

The one that plagued me earlier today was with a replacement of "You have" with "You have got". For instance, it replaced "You have 0 new messages" with "You have got 0 new messages" - it broke the grammar of the sentence, instead of fixing it. Not to mention, it was hard to track down in the first place; I couldn't figure out why the template wasn't taking effect!

P.S. I couldn't figure out how to use dev.tw.o so I posted this here... Make the site easier to use, or don't bother having it at all! I was almost discouraged from posting this bug but luckily SourceForge has a nice interface.


  • Logged In: YES
    Originator: NO

    Please see http://dev.tikiwiki.org/tiki-index.php?page=EnglishLangProposedChanges . This is a known problem. As described on that page, I'm ready to make the needed changes, but in the case of English the changes should be made in the templates rather than the English language file since this is the language used for the "strings-for-translation" and it makes no sense to use one faulty English term/phrase to point to a correct one. I've prepared a pretty long list of needed changes, and at an opportune point, the strings will be changed.

    In the meantime, if you want to change interface text at your own Tiki site, I suggest making a supplementary language file named "custom.php" and putting in it lang/en/ (or whatever language directory is concerned). This file should have the same format as language.php, but with your strings rather than the default ones. Be sure to save it with utf-8 encoding. Strings in this separate file will have priority over those in the standard file, and won't be overwritten in subsequent site updates.