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

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: SOC - SGD based on grub2 - Menu and scripting status
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 22:46:30 +0200
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Vesa Jääskeläinen <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

That sounds sane to me.

> 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?

Sure.  I wrote a lot of emails about it.  But it might be nice to have
something more coherent on the wiki.  I'll work on
that... someday. :)


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