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Re: gettext with non-en source language

25 вересня 2006 о 09:19 +0100 MJ Ray написав(-ла):
> Question raised on -l10n-esperanto recently: can gettext be used for
> localising a program with a utf-8 non-English source language?  That is,
> the thing in the _("...") has accents and isn't English.
If string has accents it probably will not be decoded properly if user's
locale differs from developer's locale (maybe that was changed). Also
there may be a problem with plural forms. Language that used as source
should have the same forms as English: two forms, one used for N=1 and
other for other cases.

There is also problem for translators, they cannot work in usual way,
more of them understand English than Esperanto.

Eugeniy Meshcheryakov

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