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Fallback language for internationalized string

From: Anders Sundman
Subject: Fallback language for internationalized string
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:45:43 +0200
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Is it possible to get bash to use a fallback language for showing
localized strings if no translation exists for the current language?
Instead of using the 'raw' msgid that is.

E.g. $"mymsgid" has translations in en and sv that makes sense. But then
a user with LANG=fr and gets the 'raw' mymsgid string.

I could of course put the human readable message, say en, in the msgid -
but that would make it confusing and hard to maintain if the en
translation string changes.

Best regards,

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