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Re: gettext string translation in libsvn_fs_*/tree.c

From: Erik Huelsmann <e.huelsmann_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2005-02-27 18:28:31 CET

> "Erik Huelsmann" <e.huelsmann@gmx.net> writes:
> > Ok. I remember again:
> >
> > We decided to translate all output (including errors), except those
> which
> > travel over the network.
> >
> > This means that all libraries can translate their messages, but server
> > applications should prevent setting LC_MESSAGES to anything but
> "C"/"POSIX".
> >
> > Am I correct here?
> I don't know, but we should document it somewhere, even if only in the
> code. What's the problem with sending translated error messages over
> the network? Is it to avoid giving the client translations that don't
> match the client's locale? Is it a problem with the encoding of the
> translations?

The problem is mainly with a server running a different language than the
client. But inherently, the client may be running his locale with a
characterset which is unable to (readably) display characters from the error



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