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Re: dpkg i18n and gettext

Ian Jackson wrote:
> I'm rather unimpressed with the current state of dpkg's build system,
> including the i18n stuff.  I'm also unimpressed by GNU gettext (I
> agree with gettext's detractors in favour of catgets).


> Over the next weeks and months I expect to be un-reorganising dpkg's
> build system to look more like the way it used to.  As part of this
> I'm considering dropping gettext in favour of catgets.

Before you continue could you draw a small picture how this works.

  a) Are there still regular strings in the source code?

  b) How are translated strings handled in the source archive?

  c) How are translated strings handled in the installed binary?



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