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Re: man-db locale support

Michael Sobolev <mss@transas.com> writes:

> On Thu, Sep 30, 1999 at 05:01:29PM +0300, Fabrizio Polacco wrote:
> > Can you please point me to debian packages installing manpages in these
> > formats (and directories)?
> I believe I just cannot. :)  No man pages that are in Russian come into
> ru_RU.KOI8-R directory...  All of them are install into ru.  The same
> problem is with the Russian message catalogs: all of them are installed into
> /usr/share/locale/ru/LC_MESSAGES instead of
> /usr/share/locale/ru_RU.KOI8-R/LC_MESSAGES.

Ulrich Drepper, the glibc maintainer, once said he would enhance
gettext so that gettext() convert the codes on the fly.  This is
possible because there is an encoding information in the catalog

$ LANG=ru_RU gettext tar ""
Project-Id-Version: tar 1.13.7
POT-Creation-Date: 1999-08-23 03:56-0700
PO-Revision-Date: 1999-08-23 09:31+08:00
Last-Translator: Const Kaplinsky <const@ce.cctpu.edu.ru>
Language-Team: Russian <ru@li.org>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=koi8-r
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

Changwoo Ryu

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