[pacman-dev] pacman translations

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 13:26:44 EST 2007

On 2/7/07, Sergej Pupykin <ps at lx-ltd.ru> wrote:
>  RK> UTF-8 is OK. I only asked if there is a possibility to have two man
>  RK> and po versions for some languages - UTF-8 and non-UTF-8. I think for
>  RK> man pages it is possible by putting them in corresponding /usr/man
>  RK> dirs (for example there are ru, ru.KOI8-R and ru.UTF-8 in /usr/man),
>  RK> the same can be done for .mo files, I think.
>  RK> Of course all this is quite odd. I would like all other encodings to
>  RK> disappear ASAP.
> For man it is simplier to edit man.conf and put "iconv -f utf8 -t
> <locale-cp>" call into it. So I think man in utf8 is enough. Don't know
> about po...

I believe the .po files are pretty good at working with different
character sets, as long as you do 2 things: save the file in the
correct character set, and correctly fill out the PO header where it
asks for the charset used.

After that, gettext does the hard work of converting between locales
and charsets.


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