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Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: remove dependency of xalloc on gettext, error, etc

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: remove dependency of xalloc on gettext, error, etc.
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 12:44:43 +0200
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Simon Josefsson wrote:
> > +  error (exit_failure, 0, "%s", _("memory exhausted"));

Looks OK to me.

> I'm not that good with gettext, so, btw, is this string (and others in
> gnulib files) supposed to be translated for each package?  Perhaps
> there could be a "gnulib" gettext domain, to reduce translation
> duplication.

The translation teams are using compendium techniques to cope with
identical messages that occur in different packages. (Similar sentences
are "Report bugs to ...", "Try `%s --help' for more information.\n" etc.)

There is a translation domain 'error' for error.c at
but since no package is distributing the translated PO files for
this domain, in the end it is not installed on the users' machines.
Which makes it quite useless.


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