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Re: [help-texinfo] Special characters in texinfo's PO files

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: [help-texinfo] Special characters in texinfo's PO files
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:22:36 +0100
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On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 08:45:37PM -0300, Rafael Fontenelle wrote:
> Hello!
> Looking at the Gettext message catalogs (PO files) for "texinfo" and
> "texinfo_document" translation domain, I notice that from some languages
> they where translated using texinfo's syntax for special characters,
> instead of using UTF-8. So, for example, Brazilian Portuguese translation
> of "texinfo_document" has the string "Function" as "Fun@,address@hidden",
> instead of "Função" (see here
> <>
> ).
> Normally, a PO file accepts UTF-8 and other charsets. I just don't know how
> it works for specifically texinfo. If UTF-8 is preferable, then I'll
> contact the translator about it.
> My question: What is the correct for special characters in texinfo's PO
> files - to use texinfo's syntax, or to use UTF-8 (or whatever charset)?

Both are correct, as far as I know.  I'm not aware that either is preferred.

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