Gettext solution (Was: Re: gettext packages)
> On Mon, 31 May 1999, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> > I really would like to see gettext as being considered an important
> > package. As Debian increasingly provides internationalised programs,
> > a Good Thing, it is going to be increasingly annoying always to have
> > to either check for gettext's presence or to Depend upon it.
After contacting the gettext author, a far better solution has
presented itself than using the gettext script directly: use bash for
any i18n shell scripts and the $"..." syntax of bash. This calls the
gettext intl library directly (via libc) without needing any external
binaries. This is, of course, the canonical correct solution to the
problem, rendering this whole feature request unnecessary.
Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
Debian GNU/Linux Developer, see http://www.debian.org/~jdg