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Re: svnadmin upgrade output message i18n issue

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 17:55:20 +0200

Found at least one of the related discussions:

http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2004-05/0078.shtml

bye,

Erik.
On May 23, 2013 5:38 PM, "Erik Huelsmann" <ehuels_at_gmail.com> wrote:

>
> > >
> > >> I think the best solution is: DO NOTconvert the GETTEXT(3) returned
> > >> messages, write it ***AS IS***, since GETTEXT(3) already do the
> > >> correct conversion for us.
> > >
> > > Well, even though gettext may want us to believe otherwise, this
> doesn't
> > > work for cross platform applications: e.g. in windows the locale for
> output
> > > on the console may be different from the locale for other uses. Back
> when we
> > > went with gettext (2004?), we've hashed this through pretty
> thoroughly. I
> > > hope that discussion is still available in the archives.
> > >
> >
> > As I said in the first email of this thread, gettext 0.18.2 and 0.14.1
> > give me the different behavior, it seems that gettext 0.14.1 do not do
> > the correct thing. But do we still need support this OLD and BUGGY
> > version ?
>
> That was not my point nor the point we discussed back then. As long as
> gettext tries to convert its translations to *any* encoding, it's flawed by
> design, because some systems have multiple active output encodings (e.g.
> Windows).
>
> Unless this design has changed between 0.14 and 0.18, gettext() is still
> as broken as it was. Translating or not translating doesn't matter: it'll
> just be broken on other systems. Too bad the rest of it is actually pretty
> good.
>
> Bye,
>
> Erik.
>
Received on 2013-05-23 17:55:54 CEST

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