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Re: [help-texinfo] Re: Setting human languag for makeinfo

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: [help-texinfo] Re: Setting human languag for makeinfo
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 17:12:40 -0400

    Could the attached diff be a viable starting point for document
    language based translations?

I'm somewhat worried about this approach because it apparently
duplicates gettext's job?  I don't think many translators could
participate unless the strings are done in the standard way, so they can
use the standard gettext tools.

My thought was to translate the per-documentlanguage strings with a
different function, say


And the doclang_ function would temporarily change the language to
whatever was given in @documentlanguage, look up the string using the
standard gettext functions, and change it back.

I discussed this briefly with Bruno (the gettext maintainer) some time
ago.  My recollection is that he said he wouldn't be especially easy,
but I don't see any viable alternative.  I can dig up his mail if you
want to pursue this (also, it should be in the bug-texinfo or
texinfo-pretest archives).



BTW, we should probably discuss this on address@hidden
rather than help-texinfo, although many of the same people are on all
the texinfo lists ...

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