Re: [Translation-i18n] gettext with non-en source language
MJ Ray asked:
> > Question raised on -l10n-esperanto recently: can gettext be used for
> > localising a program with a utf-8 non-English source language?
> > That is, the thing in the _("...") has accents and isn't English.
Technically, it is possible to use a non-English source language.
You have to be careful to
- pass --from-code=UTF-8 to xgettext when creating the PO files,
- always keep the PO files in UTF-8 encoding, never convert them to
ISO-8859-1 or so.
The bigger problem is to get translators which understand this
non-English language. Translators from, say, Spanish to Hungarian
are more difficult to find than translators from English to Hungarian.