Re: Translations of folder names - two proposals

On Sat, 2004-12-11 at 12:07 -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> And there's no *fundamental* reason that bash can't be aware of display
> names - so avoiding the approach on those grounds is really saying "we
> think the bash maintainers will be too stubborn, so we'll work around
> them with hacks" - to me if bash isn't easy to use along with the
> desktop, then that's a bash problem, and maybe they will fix it or not,
> but it's up to them.

I think the gettext solution *is* fundamentally incompatible with
fully-translated command-line usage. Consider "echo Skrivbord" vs "ls
Skrivbord". Bash can't know which command arguments are supposed to be
paths and which aren't. You would need to add support to every single
command-line program (and shell script), which is never going to happen.

If we are happy saying that command-line usage is out of scope, then
this isn't a problem, but if you want to claim as part of the proposal
that command-line usage could be fixed some day, then I'd want to see a
concrete explanation of exactly how.

-- Dan

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