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Re: Fallback language for internationalized string

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Fallback language for internationalized string
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 17:38:48 +0200
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Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:

> On 07/27/2011 09:05 AM, Andreas Schwab wrote:
>> Anders Sundman<address@hidden>  writes:
>>> 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.
>> The msgid is supossed to be the fallback.  That's how gettext works.
> Not entirely.  See the glibc documentation for the LANGUAGE environment
> variable.

That's about user control, not program control.  The message ids are
supposed to be ordinary strings that you would use if you hadn't i18n'd
your program.


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