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Re: lynx-dev gettext() question

From: Leonid Pauzner
Subject: Re: lynx-dev gettext() question
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 16:13:37 +0300 (MSK)

>> >> But some bug (example buffer overflow) can arise only whith some 
>> >> translation
>> >> file...
>> >Can you give us more information on this?  I worry because it is often
>> >impossible to give a clear translation within the same length as the
>> >English message.
>> As an example:
>> char tmp[100];
>> sprintf(tmp, "%s",gettext("English Message little then 99 car."));

> I'm aware of these (and would like to eliminate most of the fixed-buffer
> formatting)

look src/LYMainLoop.c:5422 -
problem usually arise then message have several `%s' templates,
probably change those sprintf with HTSprintf or what so evere...

>> ...
>> If the translated text is greater then 99 car. -> overflow
>> So it's OK whith english message and can core dump with other.
>> Claude

> --
> Thomas E. Dickey

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