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Re: Language negotiation and localization of server-generated messages (see URL!)

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-06-02 21:57:40 CEST

On Thu, 2 Jun 2005, Nicolás Lichtmaier wrote:

> Daniel L. Rall wrote:
>
> >Nicolás Lichtmaier wrote something along the lines of the module
> >referenced in the "Possible implementation" section
> ><http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2004-04/0788.shtml>, which has been
> >committed to the server-l10n branch. However, it depends upon the GNU
> >gettext .mo format, and the GNU implementation may not be available on
> >all platforms (unless re-implemented). This module will need to be
> >enhanced or replaced, ideally completely obviating the need for
> >linkage against a platform's own gettext implementation.
> >
>
> You seem to imply that my code depends in some way on GNU gettext code.
> That's not true. Of course there's a dependency on msgfmt for creating
> the .mo files, but that's already the case in Subversion. Using an
> accepted file format for message catalogs is not a downside, is a plus!
>
But is that file format the same in non-GNU gettext implementations? Else
we start depending on GNU gettext, and can't use the systems's gettext
anymore.

Regards,
//Peter

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