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Re: ARGH!!! Re: ITP: jnethack

On 1 Oct 1999, Peter Makholm wrote:

> Vincent Renardias <vincent@ldsol.com> writes:
> > >  - All messages were translated to Japanese language.
> > Can you *PLEASE* try to merge this patch with the upstream version 1st.
> > If the patch is done correctly, I see no reason the upstream maintainer
> > should refuse it. (And if he does, why should Debian accept it?)
> Nethack has no support for multiple languages, and it would take a
> major rewrite to let it use different languages.

Since when is adding gettext support considered as a major rewrite?!
Or is there a reason that makes gettextization impossible?

> I can't think of any easy way to merge japanese messages into the
> existing nethack code without removing the english.

man gettext

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