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Re: lynx-dev Locale not working (Danish translation)

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Locale not working (Danish translation)
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 13:12:11 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 28 Jun 2000, Henry Nelson wrote:

> > Thanks, I needed to follow Atsuhito's advice, then it worked.
> Good.  If you intended to use the gettext package bundled in the
> lynx distribution, then of course you are bound to its rules.
> > >> - placed in /usr/local/share/locale/da/LC_MESSAGES
> > >                                               ^^
> > > If using GNU, I believe that directory name would have to be the literal
> > > string you use in your environment variable, namely "da_DK," not just 
> > > "da."

No; if given "da_DK", GNU gettext tries directory paths with both "da_DK"
and "da".  So it's fine to put message catalogs in .../da/..., in fact that
seems to be the usual convention, as long as you don't need several
variations of a Danish locale.  LANG=da and LANG=da_DK should then have
exactly the same effect, as far as message catalog selection is concerned.

It is *other* components that also look at locale, like isupper(), tolower()
and similar functions, for which the more specific string da_DK is

> [...]  From
> your message, it seemed to me that you wanted to do (GNU syntax):
> "LANG=da_DK"

Henry, I know that you are using environment variables in this way
(for Japanese), but in general I wouldn't recommend to set LANGUAGE
in addition to LANG.  There just is no need for it, it only makes
matters more complicated (change one but forget to change the other etc.)


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