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Subject: Re: What function loads a .lang file?

Re: What function loads a .lang file?

From: TP Diffenbach <>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 03:22:01 -0400

Quoting Daniel Stenberg <>:

> On Tue, 29 Apr 2003, TP Diffenbach wrote:
> > > 2. I can't interchange config files with my friends, or even post them

> > Load the translated config file, change your language setting to english,
> > and save a config file. Voila, a "standard" (english) config file to
> post.
> I will not love to do that just in order to even understand a simple bug
> report... There's even the possibility that different Rockbox versions
> won't
> have the same settings set and then this translation operation will fail,
> or
> at least not produce the equivalent file in the end. Like if you take a
> bleeding-edge config file in swedish and loads it with Rockbox [14 days ago
> version] which doesn't have all the settings the bleeding-edge has.

OK, I don't want to belabour this forever, as it seems clear I'm in the minority on thinking configs should be translated. That said, your objection, above -- about different Rockbox versions, applies whether or not the config's translated -- just substitute an incompatible english.lang, or incompatible hardcoding.

> > This is also what you'd do if you decided to remove a particular .lang
> > file: translate all your configs before removing it.

> Seems awkward.

Yeah, ok, it's awkward. But I only speak English, and have all the various .lang files in my .rockbock. At 2KB each, they're hardly worth getting rid of.

> I can only agree with this. I disagree with the translated configs, but I
> do
> agree with the urge to get rid of duplicated strings.

I've got a patch that does this (and only this, it doesn't use the language strings). I'll upload it when I've played with it a bit more (I just got a Zaurus PDA, and I've been distracted).

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Received on 2003-04-30

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