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Re: i18n/gettext?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: i18n/gettext?
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 11:24:02 +0200 (IST)

On Sat, 8 Dec 2001, Paul Eggert wrote:

> > OTOH, having separate catalogs means that installing a newer version
> > of the same package (in site-lisp, for example) will automatically
> > update its translations.
> If an *.el file is in the standard distribution, then you should
> upgrade it by upgrading your copy of the standard distribution and
> then installing your copy of the standard distribution.

A notable example where this isn't true is Gnus: users tend to install
newer versions in their site-lisp/, and expect Emacs to DTRT.

> > Why should it matter to translators what encoding to use for the
> > translated strings?  If Emacs can display the text to the user, they
> > shouldn't mind, I think.
> This assumes that only Emacs is used to edit translation files.  I'd
> rather not make that assumption.

I didn't necessarily assume that, either.  We could use UTF-8, for

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