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Re: Stripping 'charset=' from po files [the sequal]

From: Erik Huelsmann <e.huelsmann_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2004-05-13 22:22:20 CEST

> On Thu, 2004-05-13 at 14:13, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> > In order to prevent charset conversion by 'smart' gettext
> implementations
> > our build system has to strip out the the 'charset=UTF-8' string in the
> > administrative section of po files.
>
> So, I recall Nico repeatedly pointing out that all the gettext
> implementations which perform charset translation also support the
> function call to turn it off. I don't recall seeing an answer to this
> claim.

I don't think there was one. He stated that he thought they all did.

> Given that stripping out the charset directive yields ugly warnings and
> is presenting a portability problem, why are we doing it when there's a
> better option?

It's the only way that I currently know of (given the absence of reactions
to state that he is correct) to be sure to eliminate the recoding. OTOH, if
we are willing to give it a try to use the bind_textdomain_codeset() when
available and assume a 'dumb' gettext if not until proven wrong that's fine
by me.

It was Branko who insisted on not having it in our code at all; I think he
expected problems with the custom built GNU gettext. Maybe now that he has
built it he can give us an answer to the question whether we still can't use
it or not... (Branko, any idea?)

bye,

Erik.

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