Re: Outdated page was: Debian Dictionary
On Thu, Sep 30, 2004 at 11:07:05AM +0200, Jutta Wrage wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 29.09.04 um 20:11 Uhr schrieb Frank Lichtenheld:
> >>makdict takes simple text files with entries delimited by "::". and
> >>makes files for dictd and html pages for different languages out of
> >>those files.
> >Why the special fileformat? Why not using something like gettext?
> As far as I understand gettext is used to internationalize programs.
> That could be in question for the messages from the program itself. But
> I do not see, how it could help with dicts and linking between entries.
> And in addition I cannot see, why any format would be easier to keep by
> people helping collecting meanings of words and phrases than the
> colon-delimited. As far as I understand gettext, it is just to
> substitute words and phrases by those in a special language. And a
> dictionary does more than that.
Hmm, ok, you're probably right. It may be worth to substitute the
VARIABLES file with a gettext solution, though.
I will try to find the time in the next days to play around with the
code and test how it could be integrated into the web pages.
Frank Lichtenheld <email@example.com>