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Re: lynx-dev Old gettext version in lynx code (was: Hello/LYNX)

From: Henry Nelson
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Old gettext version in lynx code (was: Hello/LYNX)
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 11:34:55 +0900 (JST)

> In any case, it seems (to me) that the libintl has to match the xgettext
> utility.

True, but, including both in the Lynx distribution does not guarantee
that they will not get mixed up or out of synch.  (Two months after
Lynx was installed, a person working on the translation updates the file, typing msgfmt instead of gmsgfmt.)

> Is there a good reason for GNU's (binary) message library format
> being incompatible with Solaris'?

Money. :)

(Not entirely a joke, since as you must have found by now, the GNU
xgettext absolutely requires an empty msgid ""/msgstr "" pair which
includes the version date, character set, etc. in addition to the
commented-out Copyright notice.  This can be deleted, however, before
running msgfmt on the po file.)

Would you mind giving a _complete_ enough description of how to set
up NLS using entirely the Solaris libintl, xgettext and msgfmt that I
could do it for comparison purposes?  Is the Solaris source code
openly available?


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