Re: [Evolution-hackers] dgettext abuse?

On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 11:22 +0530, Parthasarathi Susarla wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-01-18 at 23:25 +0100, Stefan Schmitt wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > recently I defined my own private locale for English messages and ISO
> > date format. Other applications seem to work fine, but Evolution does
> > not. As an example I chose the "Birthday" field in the Contact Editor.
> > So I had a look at the source and was impressed by the creativity of
> > some developer.
> [snip]
> > Obviously dgettext (via the macro _(string) ) is used to "translate" a
> > date format string. This construct is used at very many other places in
> > the source code, too. This is not the right way to do it since dgettext
> > depends on LC_MESSAGES and this should only affect texts, not the date
> > format.
> > 
> > The date format should be based on the d_fmt property of the current
> > locale. But I could not find any reference to nl_langinfo in the whole
> > source tree (2.2.3). Is there any reason behind that or is it plain
> > ignorance? If it's the latter I'd volunteer to work out some patches.
> > 
> 'abused' alright. I guess this thing was overlooked upon. So its not
> purely ignorance. Great that you have offered to work on this. Its
> really welcome. :)
> You could ping on IRC or on the list for any help you might need.

I think that the GNOME clock uses this trick too. I'd be interested in
seeing the correct way to do it in C.

Murray Cumming
murrayc murrayc com

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