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Re: Server side i18n

From: Erik Huelsmann <e.huelsmann_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2004-04-14 23:31:43 CEST

> You say that strings in Subversion are in UTF-8. That a function will
> convert them to the current locale. I can see that's true for errors,
> and for some other things which call svn_cmdline_cstring_from_utf8().
> But what about all those simple printf's and fprintf's? They should
> probably replaced by some kind of svn_cmdline_printf function that takes
> UTF8 strings. After doing this we can call bind_textdomain_codeset(...,
> "UTF-8). After doing that gettext will feed only UTF-8 to subversion, no
> matter which is the current stdout encoding.

I guess that what Brane is telling you that it's not a great idea to do the
bind_.._codeset call since that will require gettext to do conversions
between character sets if the .mo file is not UTF-8 encoded. We probably
want to have .mo files which are already UTF-8 encoded, so that the only
iconv library subversion needs will be libapr_iconv. It would be kind of
overkill to add another library (which gettext is linked to) to the
Subversion library list if we already link to libapr_iconv.

Wading through the gettext docs I found the msgconv program which converts
.mo files between charactersets. I also found the "Content-Type: " line in
your es.po file. Your content-type specifies iso-8859-1. What happens when I
set it to UTF-8? Will msgfmt generate UTF-8 encoded messages in the .mo
files?

bye,

Erik.

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