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Re: i18n/gettext?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: i18n/gettext?
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 20:01:17 -0700 (MST)

    >  - What happens when a package is loaded or autoloaded?  How will its
    >    catalog be read and added to the data base?

    If the package is part of the standard distribution, the catalog will
    already be in the database.  If not, then see the first point above.

To do this, we need a way to indicate the proper catalog for any given
string.  How would we do that?

    >  - What encoding will we use in the catalogs?  Do we use emacs-mule
    >    (or the future Unicode-based internal representation), or do we
    >    use one of the external encodings (a.k.a. coding systems)?

    For the English strings to be translated, we use ASCII.

Maybe we should have a rule that strings with non-ASCII characters
are never translated automatically--if you want to translate them,
you have to do it explicitly.

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