Translation problems; possible solution

A. Alper ATICI alper.atici at
Thu Oct 23 14:10:35 CDT 2003

On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 10:49:12AM +0200, Christian Stimming wrote:
> And by the way *if* msgid's are extended to make them unambiguous, then 
> the mangling extension should be added as a *prefix*. 

Well, decorate the names as you wish.

> That way, the 
> de-mangling could simply be done by shifting the char* pointer, and no 
> extra string copying is needed. (This has been discussed in length in 
> the gnome-i18n emails I referred to.)

I understand demangling code is necessary to deal with "C" locale, cases 
where gettext is not installed. But, my whole idea is based on creating 
minimal burden for programmer now and in future. If you'll end up doing 
some fancy string parsing and/or creating wizard wrapper functions, then 
I'm ready to pull my vote, let the translators be doomed.

A. Alper ATICI

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