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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.

Regards,
//Peter

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