Re: Desktop Entry Standard replacement for Debian menu?
On Fri, Jan 25, 2002 at 12:10:13AM +1100, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> So, what encoding is being used here? Is there an implied encoding for each
> language or what?
The link that Chris gave  states:
The encoding for values of type localestring is determined by the Encoding
field of the desktop entry. This field should always be present. (However,
many legacy files may not include it.)
Only two values for Encoding are currently defined: 'UTF-8', and
'Legacy-Mixed', and desktop files must not use any other value.
Implementations must support the UTF-8 encoding, and may choose to support
Legacy-Mixed in addition. For this reason, authors of desktop files are
encouraged to use the value 'UTF-8'.
The Legacy-Mixed encoding corresponds to the traditional encoding of
desktop files in older versions of the GNOME and KDE desktop files. In this
encoding, the encoding of each localestring key is determined by the locale
tag for that key, if any. For keys without a locale tag, the value must
contain only ASCII characters.
If the locale tag includes an .ENCODING part, then that determines the
encoding for the line. Otherwise, the encoding is determined by the
language, or language-country pair from the locale tag, according to the
- (another) Chris
Chris Halls | Frankfurt, Germany