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Re: i18n and wrapper-tools

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-07-11 00:05:24 CEST

+1 on the switch idea. It's a lot easier to handle than various shell
syntaces for specifying environment, and those aren't even always
available. Will make testing a lot easier too.

Branko, I'm assuming you mean to commit this, correct if wrong... (is
there other stuff that has to be done first?)


Branko Čibej <brane@xbc.nu> writes:
> There's a very simple way for the someday-to-be-forthcoming
> svn-mode.el and similar wrappers to avoid l10n-related problems:
> instead of running
> svn <parameters>
> you just run
> env LC_ALL=C LANG=C svn <parameters>
> Perhaps, in order to support such tools, might we consider adding a
> "--setlocale=name" switch to svn, that would override the locale
> defined by the environment? For one thing, that would work on non-Unix
> platforms that don't have env; for another, it would help test the
> various translations, once we have them.
> Brane
> Karl Fogel wrote:
> >[I've moved this thread to `dev@subversion.tigris.org', from
> >`issues@...'. -kff].
> >
> >"Stefan Monnier" <monnier+lists.subversion.issues/news/@rum.cs.yale.edu>:
> >
> >>While it is sometimes nice to see messages in my mother tongue,
> >>I'm wondering if Subversion does its i18n properly.
> >>
> >>More specifically, I'd like to make sure that all messages are
> >>easy to recognize for a wrapper tool (such as an Emacs interface
> >>to Subversion). I guess it means something like "add a message
> >>number" so we don't need to look at the message itself and
> >>also make sure that the text itself can be skipped easily
> >>(f.ex. by disallowing \n inside the text and terminating all messages
> >>with \n).
> >>
> >
> >Subversion doesn't have any i18n at all, at the moment. While it is
> >on the goals list, all developers are currently working on other
> >things; no one is actively making i18n happen yet.
> >
> >Would you be interested in helping with it? ("Helping" is putting it
> >charitably -- you'd really have to take complete ownership of the i18n
> >issue, and figure out what needs to be done throughout Subversion.)
> >
> >It would be wonderful to have any volunteer step forward for this --
> >otherwise, the i18n work will almost surely have to be put off until
> >post-1.0. That wouldn't be horrible, since this is the sort of thing
> >that _can_ be added later without huge code perturbance, however, it
> >would be nice to avoid the delay.
> >
> >See this message
> >
> > http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?msgId=25162&listName=dev
> >
> >and its surrounding thread for some previous discussion of this issue.
> >
> >-Karl
> >
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