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Subject: Re: plugins and localization

Re: plugins and localization

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 14:15:39 +0200 (CEST)

On Mon, 25 Aug 2003, Robert Hak wrote:

> Just one point of consideration. We are going to have a fair amount of
> repetition amongst the language files for certain phrases etc. Might it
> make sense to allow one .lang file to "include" another? (ie: #include).

It could make sense, yes. I do however always fear re-use of localization
strings, as the re-use may not always make sense for every supported language.
For example, on two specific places "yes" might be a good english word, while
a particular other language would need two different string because one of the
strings is used in a different context.

> That way we could have a master file with common phrases, but still the
> localization to the plugin for other phrases. (with the master being
> located in .rock and only being of common phrases for rocks.)

I think it will make it harder to maintain, as single rock authors would then
need to decide what generic strings that would need to be added to the master
one and which that go into the local one.

I think we should keep your idea in our minds when we start doing the
localization for the plugins, and if we find that we do a lot of duplicates
all over we can adjust to your suggested format.

Just my view of it.

 Daniel Stenberg -- --
Received on 2003-08-25

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