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Re: lynx-dev gettext() question #2

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev gettext() question #2
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 11:07:34 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 18 Nov 1998, Leonid Pauzner wrote:

> I personaly use PC (cp866 for display charset) and the remote terminal
> running lynx have LOCALE at "ru_RU.KOI8-R" 

That means that you are using the wrong LOCALE, you should be using
ru_RU.CP866 or other programs using LOCALE will also make wrong
assumptions.  But then programs may make wrong assumptions about
the character encoding if filenames or file contents.  Is the locale
concept at all flexible enough to handle the possibility that the
filesystem character encoding may be different from the display
character encoding?

If not, does the character encoding implied by the locale correspond
conceptually to lynx's -assume_local_charset or its display character
set or something else?

> what should lynx do here?
> Probably set language support only if locale match display charset?

Or translate all the strings from (e.g.) one Cyrillic charset to another
Cyrillic charset before displaying them?


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