Re: [Evolution-hackers] Language selection in composer

> I would like to implement this feature (bug #127530) and I've got some
> essential questions that aren't related to any component, so I don't
> know, who should I address...

The bounty link mentioned in the bug is broken -- here it is:

> First of all, how can I retrieve the list of all languages available
> to the user? Should it be that languages that have evolution
> localization available (How can I determine which languages have
> evolution l10n? Should I go through $prefix/share/locale/ and find
> Or should it be just all languages that are defined
> in ISO 639 (Is there any other way than to hardcode it, than?).
> It seems usefull to have names of all languages localized to all
> languages (because evolution needs to show a list of available
> languages to the user). How can I get this?

IMHO getting the list of available options / languages from the locales
would be a very bad idea.

$ find . -name "" | wc -l

As I understand the bounty, one of it's main aims is to set the spell
checking language. You can get those languages available from

  Tools / Settings / Composer Preferences / Spell Checking

which is the same list as Edit / Current Languages in the Composer.
Anyway, the animated GIF definitely shows the *wrong* UI for spell
checking. Cause it lets you select *one* option only.

One of the main benefits of Evolution and how it handles Spell Checking
to me is, that I can enable multiple languages. German and English here.
I do write a lot in both languages (as you probably all know ;-) and I
don't have to worry about switching Languages at all.

If I would have to switch languages (due to the lack of multiple
choices), this would be hell for me and a lot of other folks on the
mailing list. This topic nearly was beaten to death, about a year ago...

> Second, I need to get strings from different locales (because of
> changing those "On DATE, PERSON wrote:" labels). Should I do it using
> setlocale() before and after obtaining that strings, or any other way?

As Jeff mentioned, this is planned to become a user configurable string

Which leaves a nice iconified flag drop-down menu to set "the Content-
Language header, and various other things". Although I dunno, what
"other things" are...

Maybe the UI team should take care of this bounty and re-consider before
anyone starts hacking on it. Should I poke Anna?


char *t="\10pse\0r\0dtu\0  ghno\x4e\xc8\x79\xf4\xab\x51\x8a\x10\xf4\xf4\xc4";
main(){ char h,m=h=*t++,*x=t+2*h,c,i,l=*x,s=0; for (i=0;i<l;i++){ i%8? c<<=1:
(c=*++x); c&128 && (s+=h); if (!(h>>=1)||!t[s+h]){ putchar(t[s]);h=m;s=0; }}}

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