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Re: lynx-dev internationalization

From: dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev internationalization
Date: Sat, 7 Nov 1998 21:10:31 -0500 (EST)

> > Does this looks useful to change XXX_TITLE to open text string? 
> Not as important as strings containing instructions, but it would be 
> VERY nice to have native language titles, too. 
> I'm not a programmer, so I cannot make decisions concerning the way 
> things are coded, but it would seem more efficient to have XXX_TITLE, 
> and other strings repeated in multiple places, be defined like: 
> #define LYNX_TRACELOG_TITLE gettext("Lynx Trace Log") 

that's what I'm doing.
> rather than the present ``#define LYNX_TRACELOG_TITLE "Lynx Trace Log"''? 
> Wouldn't such an approach, if it's possible at all, also aid in with 
> backward compatibility? 
> > > ! strcmp((curdoc.title ? curdoc.title : gettext("")), 
>                                                     ^^ 
> I suspect Jim used a script to edit the source files so this kind of 
> error popped up.  The "", i.e., nothing, string is reserved for required 

or else he used a global substitution.  I did notice some of those
(and repaired them).

> header information in the *.po file.  Therefore if Lynx does go the GNU 
> NLS route, past and future "" need to be handled with a NUL define, or 
> something like that. 
> __Henry 

Thomas E. Dickey

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