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Re: Emacs i18n

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs i18n
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 17:01:11 +0300

> From: mrf <>
> Cc:
> Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 16:32:08 +0300
> Is UI Strings in C code fully translatable

No.  But those are indeed the minority; the vast majority is in Lisp.

> Do you talk about elisp part of code when you say It is limited?

It doesn't matter.  What does matter is that the echo-area messages,
whether they come from C or Lisp, are a small part of the text that
Emacs presents to the user as part of the UI.  We have special buffers
(like *Help* and *Apropos*) where we show information which won't fit
the echo-area, we have menus and dialogs, we have tooltips, etc. etc.
The names of commands and user options are all in English, and those
names have mnemonic value.

Let's face it: the classic i10n framework doesn't really work for a
program such as Emacs, which interacts with users via so many
different means.

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