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Re: [Bug-gnubg] localised windows versions?

From: Gary Wong
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] localised windows versions?
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 13:08:59 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.25i

On Tue, Jun 11, 2002 at 12:15:00PM -0400, Gary Wong wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 11, 2002 at 05:31:00PM +0000, ?ystein Johansen wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 11, 2002 at 11:40:58AM -0400, Gary Wong wrote:
> > > One problem might be that GTK+ has wanted all strings in UTF-8 ever since
> > > 1.3.something (which I think includes all of the MS Windows ports), where
> > > presumably the translation files are in ISO 8859-1.
> > > 
> > > Does it sound like that might be causing difficulties?  If so, there are
> > > all kinds of further complications...
> > 
> > Yes, but then I can't explain why the gtk.mo files seems to work fine.
> > The file selection boxes comes right in any language. Danish, Norwegian,
> > German or even Russian:
> > 
> > <URL:http://home.online.no/~oeysteij/russianfiledialog.png> 
> I think that is because GTK is going to more effort than we are to convert
> its strings to the correct encoding (my guess is that it uses the iconv*
> functions).  I'll look into it.

I was wrong; GTK+ 2.0 .mo files appear to be in UTF-8.

What encoding do we want our .po files in?  I don't think we can avoid at
least some runtime conversion, because we might need to output to the
user's TTY, to GTK, and to various files, which in general need different
encodings.  Similarly, what encoding should we use for general strings
(e.g. ap[ 0 ].szName)?

   Gary Wong           address@hidden           http://www.cs.arizona.edu/~gary/

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