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

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_finemaltcoding.com>
Date: 2005-06-02 23:11:26 CEST

On Thu, 2005-06-02 at 21:57 +0200, Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
>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

Peter's clarification here is where the statement upon GNU gettext
dependency -- on the package which supplies msgfmt, rather than the API
-- originally came from. Do you know whether the format of the .mo
files created by GNU msgfmt is "standard"?

Here's a somewhat relevant section from configure.in:

if test "$enable_nls" = "yes"; then
  dnl First, check to see if there is a working msgfmt.
  AC_PATH_PROG(MSGFMT, msgfmt, none)
  AC_PATH_PROG(MSGMERGE, msgmerge, none)
  AC_PATH_PROG(XGETTEXT, xgettext, none)
  if test "$MSGFMT" != "none"; then
    AC_SEARCH_LIBS(bindtextdomain, [intl], [],
                    AC_MSG_WARN([bindtextdomain() not found. Disabling
    if test "$enable_nls" = "yes"; then
                [Define to 1 if translation of program messages to the
                 native language is requested.])

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