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Re: SOC - SGD based on grub2 - Menu and scripting status

From: Vesa Jääskeläinen
Subject: Re: SOC - SGD based on grub2 - Menu and scripting status
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 23:40:38 +0300
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Marco Gerards wrote:
> "Yoshinori K. Okuji" <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Monday 24 April 2006 18:49, Marco Gerards wrote:
>>>> 4) What is the best way for dealing with languages and translations
>>>> when developing?
>>> We are thinking about i18n support.  This is something about this on
>>> the wiki, I think.
>> I don't think this part is described well in the wiki. So I describe my idea 
>> here:
>> - GRUB needs to have a locale variable to determine a language.
>> - GRUB needs to have gettext or something similar to translate messages.
>> - GRUB needs to be able to generate .po files compatible with gettext.
> Will this mean Adrian can use it for menu entries as well?  I think
> that is what he wants to do.

I think this is one of the possibilities. Giving support to script in
form like this:

menuentry $gettext("My menu entry text") {


Though gettext is not perfect in all places, but could be enough for us.

I am still wondering what are the features of the scripting language.
Marco could you write some summary of your ideas somewhere and some
syntaxical examples?

Vesa Jääskeläinen

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