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Documentation on how to translate software with POEditor

POEditor currently supports pluralization for the following localization files:

If you import a file that contains strings with plurals enabled, they will automatically show in the POEditor interface, in accordance to the language in which you're localizing the software. You can also manually enable pluralization for a term, by accessing View or Add Terms in the Project page, hovering over the term, and pressing the P button.

Enable Plural Forms - View Add Terms

A term with pluralization enabled will have a separate tab for each plural form above the translation box. Here's an Arabic localization page:

Arabic Language Page with Plural Forms

In cases such as that of Chinese localization, when the localized language only has one plural form, POEditor displays the translation boxes without any plural tabs.

Language Page - Chinese Plural Forms

Note: Plural forms are not visible in View or Add Terms.

You can read more about plural rules at the Unicode Common Locale Data Repository: http://cldr.unicode.org/index/cldr-spec/plural-rules