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Re: [GNUnet-developers] Make applications localizable

From: Schanzenbach, Martin
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] Make applications localizable
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2019 13:26:41 +0200

Looks good to me. Thanks!


> On 1. Sep 2019, at 12:06, Alessio Vanni <address@hidden> wrote:
> Currently, gettext doesn't work for out-of-tree applications.  This is
> because GNUnet forcibly set the text domain to "GNUnet" (which
> apparently is also incorrect), so applications can't be localized unless
> their localizations are distributed in-tree by GNUnet itself.
> The attached patch tries to fix this by adding two more fields to
> GNUNET_OS_ProjectData: one field is the gettext domain of the
> application.  As the documentation says, if it's NULL gettext is
> disabled so that applications can use their preferred localization
> method without having gettext interfering; the other field is
> essentially the locale directory, so applications can specify a
> different path if they want to, instead of having GNUnet infer it for
> them.
> Because some GNUnet libraries also use gettext internally (the util lib
> is a prominent example), gettext has to be initialized before the
> application takes over.  I placed such initialization in
> `GNUNET_OS_init' and `GNUNET_OS_project_data_get' because those are two
> functions which are very likely to be called (especially the second one,
> since it's used in `GNUNET_PROGRAM_run2'.)  If there is a better place
> (or some places where this is not enough) I can change it and resubmit
> it for review.
> I also changed gnunet-ext to keep it consitent with the patch.  In
> particular, it adds a header which is required for a successful
> compilation, so you might want to at least make that change.
> Thank you,
> A.V.
> P.S. I'm still not subscribed to the list... yet.

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