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Re: [bug-gettext] English fallback bug on macOS.

From: Nate Weaver
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] English fallback bug on macOS.
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:02:52 -0600

> On Jan 15, 2019, at 12:28:11, Bruno Haible <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> Nate Weaver wrote:
>> When LANG (etc.) aren't set, gettext doesn't break early when finding 
>> English in the list of preferred languages on macOS; this is because it only 
>> checks for the exact string "en" and not a prefix. This worked on older 
>> versions of macOS (e.g., 10.2) where the language code set *was* actually 
>> just "en", but it breaks on newer versions where the language code is 
>> "en-US" or "en-GB" or whatever. This can make things that don't include an 
>> english localization file (like Git) display messages in an incorrect 
>> language when the language preference order is English -> Other Localized 
>> Language (e.g., German or French).
>> What fixed it for me (and didn't seem to break other languages), is simply 
>> replacing both occurrences of
>>    if (strcmp (buf, "en") == 0)
>> with
>>    if (strncmp (buf, "en", 2) == 0)
>> Let me know if you want a patchfile or anything, though I'm sure you won't 
>> need one!
> Thanks for the report. This is already fixed in the current gettext git
> (see https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?49560 ), and the fix will be contained
> in the next release.
> Bruno
Ah, thanks!

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