Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Multiple languages
From: Daniel Stenberg (daniel_at_haxx.se)
On Tue, 3 Sep 2002, Florian Mösch wrote:
> You are right. The GNU gettext library is not made for a SH-1 CPU.
> But the message catalog files' format is not only platform independant and
It is also designed to be used by the gettext-system, why it fails to give us
Which was my main point when I said gettext isn't for us.
> I honor your offer to write all the tools needed for a proprietary format,
Have you seen the format you're talking about? It is dead simple and it sould
[extract from an actual .po file in my neighbourhood]
msgid "Write failed, closing control connection.\n"
> It is not necessary to implement the whole gettext library. But this
I don't think it does.
> Only one example from gettext documentation:
> A C programmer, even if he cannot speak German, will recognize that
Sorry, but I don't see how this addresses even one single shortcoming in my
If you're talking about re-organizating the order of %s and %d etc, that is
Simply because we don't want to implementa the sprintf() that kind of stuff
> I don't think that we should even try to implement all those features at
> But I still believe using a format which is already supported by helper
I really fail to see how .po files is one bit easier to translate than the
-- Daniel "Bagder" Stenberg -- http://rockbox.haxx.se/
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