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Re: lynx-dev Error messages and nls

From: Michel SUCH
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Error messages and nls
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 08:08:02 +0100 (CET)

On Wed, 22 Aug 2001 10:24:18 +0900 (JST), Henry Nelson wrote:

>> Would it be possible that display charset could also be applied to error
>> messages and things like that?
>> When I start lynx in french with display charset cp850, characters are
>> correct on the document, but are bad on status line (accentuated
>I'm not very knowledgeable in this area (or any area for that matter :),
>but I am aware of a problem with multi-byte characters and the status line
>in particular.  How about other messages, for example the P)rint menu.
>If you have your _system_ charset defined correctly those should work
>without problem.  If they do, then it definitely is status line specific
>since the gettext function would be doing the same for all messages.
>Does one or the other of the characters show up okay if you put two
>accented characters (multi-byte) next to each other or with exactly one
>ascii character between two multi-byte characters?
Just checked, and things are also bad in the print menu.
For example you se char Ú where you should see é.

But maybe it could also depend in the charset the original .po file has
been written.
What is the your_system_charset parameter and where is it?
>If you follow up, please indicate the version and port of Lynx you are
>using.  You might also try with links numbered or not numbered.  Another
>test of whether you have your system charset defined correctly would be
>to put some French in your lynx.cfg file, and see if it is displayed
>correctly, e.g., on the P)rint menu, something like:
>PRINTER:some accentuated characters here:/usr/local/bin/most "%s":FALSE
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