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

From: Nicolás Lichtmaier <nick_at_reloco.com.ar>
Date: 2005-06-02 23:05:12 CEST

>>>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.
>
>

Why not just including it, as many projects do, and ignore the system
gettexts? Gettext is LGPL, which is totally acceptable for Subversion.

>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.
>
>

GNU's .mo format is not prprietary.

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