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Re: codepages: gettext() on DOS (was: Re: lynx-dev Re: release)

From: Doug Kaufman
Subject: Re: codepages: gettext() on DOS (was: Re: lynx-dev Re: release)
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 07:41:39 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 24 Apr 2000, Leonid Pauzner wrote:

> 23-Apr-2000 17:49 Doug Kaufman wrote:
> > All the DOS binaries that I have been distributing from my web site
> > for at least the last year are built with "-lintl". The appropriate
> > phrases are substituted when LANG is set in the environment. For this
> > to work properly, however, the DOS machine would have to be set to
> > ISO 8859-1 or ISO 8859-2. The codepages are available, but not widely
> > used.
> There is another solution: you can convert *.po file for your
> display charset exactly (by printing to a file from lynx,
> just load the original *.po and set assumed charset and display
> charset properly). Than, the message catalog should be recompiled.

Or you could use recode on the files. I compiled with the gettext
capability, but I haven't heard if anyone has actually used it.
Doug Kaufman
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