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Re: menu translation

On Tue, Apr 08, 2003 at 04:27:03PM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> Now a question: is there a standard way to specify a list of supported
> charset, that avoid spelling the list in full ?
> The idea is to let menu-method specify which charset they support
> with a declaration like
> supported_charset=iso8859-*,utf-8

It looks like a very bad idea to me, why are you trying to be kind with
poorly i18n-ed softwares?
OTOH consider GNOME and KDE, their menu files (a.k.a desktop files) contain
translated entries for all languages in a single file.  Their generation
can be performed under any UTF-8 locale, and conversion to user's charset
is performed on the fly.  (AFAICT since I am not using them)
IMO you should focus on programs with good i18n support.


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