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Re: lynx-dev Re: International version up to 2.8.1rel.2

From: dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: International version up to 2.8.1rel.2
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 05:42:03 -0500 (EST)

> I removed all the .po and .gmo files in subdirectory /po.  I put in a 
> file, ja.po, which starts the process of moving strings from LYMessages 
> before I begin the translation task.  You can see the file I used at: 
>  I set the 
> environment variable `setenv LINGUAS "ja"` before running ./configure. 
I got a copy (though I don't read Japanese ;-)
> Couple of questions. 
> Can I assume that po/lynx.pot is the complete catalogue up to that date? 
> I'd like to go ahead and get the lot translated.  (Let you and Tom get 
> it to compile :) 

I'll do that...

> To make a *.po file for a particular language can I just fill in the 
> ``msgstr ""'' between the double quotes? 
> What's a "*.gmo" file and how do I make it for the language I want? 
> Even though I set LINGUAS, "POFILES and GMOFILES" in po/makefile don't 
> seem to have "ja" listed.. 

I don't think this will be solved rapidly -- the people working on the
message support are mostly in Europe.  8-bit character sets will probably
work, but not 16-bit characters (I assume that's what you want?)

I'm not sure how to test this (suggestions on fonts, etc., are welcome)

> __Henry 

Thomas E. Dickey

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