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Re: lynx-dev Latin-1 gettext translation does not work in UTF-8 mode

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Latin-1 gettext translation does not work in UTF-8 mode
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 18:44:01 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 12:13:04AM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Oct 2001, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > at the moment I can't factor out the different things (gettext/iconv).
> >
> > The UTF-8 part is the most suspect, since lynx is producing that itself.  If
> > autoconf is the only issue (and if the newer gettext is dependent on 
> > autoconf
> >...
> Let me try to explain it:
> - The problem only seems to occur with the translated gettext messages.
> - The new gettext does character set conversion using iconv (3).

so it might be one or both.

> - gettext doesn't need a more recent autoconf but I do only have unpatched
>   autoconf-2.13 and autoconf-2.52 installed and none of them works with
>   lynx...

you can always install a different version of autoconf (to co-exist with
packages that depend on autoconf 2.5x, I install my patched version with a
different program-prefix, for instance).  None of the makefiles I write calls
configure (since I haven't seen any that do it right ;-)

btw, installing an autoconf with different program-prefix:  autoconf 2.13 (and
2.5x when I last looked) don't rename the library directory to match, so that's
a potential conflict.  But installing into /usr/local/ doesn't conflict with an
autoconf in /usr.

Anyway - both my newer Slackware's have libiconv, the Mandrake 8.1 has workable
(perhaps) UTF-8 support in glibc.  I've looked a little at the Debian unstable,
but not seen UTF-8 working properly (but that's partly a matter of how I'm
configured - I usually run that remotely, and if I'm running Debian stable on
the front don't have fonts for it).  But I'm not planning to do any system
installs for a little while (not even Redhat ;-).

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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