Tom White's blog entry on adding pluralization to tools with Inflector
, a new Java library hosted on java.net, includes a call for help in the effort to internationalize Inflector's implementations of pluralization algorithms.
Tools such as Ruby on Rails or JAXB 2.0 Reference Implementation already feature pluralization - forming plurals of words. And now, tool builders can add this feature to applications using Inflector.
However, while internationalization for Inflector is easy in principle with its multi-language support, pluralization algorithms for different languages are lacking.