bernhard at intevation.de
Sun Aug 7 11:57:42 CEST 2005
Am 3. Aug 2005 um 22:14:07 schrieb Jakson Aquino:
> I couldn't solve the accents problem in CygWin. A letter
> ä, for example, is being displayed as "a. I have two sed
> scripts to strip the accents from letters. One for German
> (ü, for example, becomes ue) and other for the other
> languages (ü becomes u). I can put the scripts on the po
> directory. Or would it be better to add them to another
> place, like a web page with contributions for Statist?
I would put them in CVS.
Maybe in a different place, but not in "contrib" as they are
done by yourself which makes them official. ;)
> > One idea of not making gettext a necessity were
> > very old systems (286) or embedded systems with smaller c-libraries,
> > like dietlibc that might not have gettext.
> I used a pre-compiled binary of libintl, but certainly it
> would be possible to compile the library in small C
> systems. Indeed, libintl is small. However, libiconv isn't
> and perhaps using libintl as it is currently implemented
> would turn small systems into big ones. But I believe that
> it would not be difficult to create a special version of
> libintl without using libiconv, and using only the 26
> English letters, like the Statist language macros (but I
> don't intend to try creating this libintl). With
> Western European languages it would work reasonably well
> and the systems would stay small. It's very easy to strip.
This is just a general idea of mine, I have never though much more
about the requirements of smaller systems except that I was very
happy years ago, that statist ran on 286 systems.
We did not have the gettext then, so I do not know if this is
actually a concern for real users.
So do not go to length to make this possible, unless you aim at a
special target group.
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