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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 23:10:58 CEST

On Thu, 2 Jun 2005, Nicolás Lichtmaier wrote:

> >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.
> >
> >
> But I see no other way. System implementations work with a per-process
> locale. The only option I see other than forcing GNU's gettext
> everywhere is to fork a child for each locale and delegate gettext
> invocation to these childs...
Or invent our own format and write our own msgfmt (we could still use GNU
tools to validate if available). I'm not saying that this is ideal, but
it's another possibility.

I don't knopw how big a problem it is to depend on GNU gettext. But it
seems fragile to depend on a proprietary .mo format.


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