Re: A public display of translation ignorance

On Tue, Jul 31, 2001 at 06:50:11PM -0400, Michael Meeks wrote:
> 	Is it just me, is it my build setup, have I some ancient
> translation software ?
> 	Everywhere I go, zh_TW.Big5 gets there before me, and my build
> breaks horribly - in a way I can't fix except by knobbling

No, you are probably using gettext-10.38 and the po files you are
running across are designed to work with 10.35. They should be updated
on a case-by-case basis (see below for the recipe).

> Making all in po
> make[2]: Entering directory `/opt/ngnome2/src/libbonobo/po'
> file=./`echo zh_TW.Big5 | sed 's,.*/,,'`.gmo \
>   && rm -f $file && PATH=../src:$PATH /usr/bin/msgfmt -o $file
> zh_TW.Big5.po
> zh_TW.Big5.po:42: illegal control sequence
> zh_TW.Big5.po:66: illegal control sequence
> found 2 fatal errors

ok, the fix is simple, but a bit tedious:

(1) Take a note of each line where the "illegal control sequence"

(2) The open pu the zh_TW.Big5.po file and look for a '\\' sequence on
those lines (literally, two backslashes in a row). Remove one of the

(3) Commit. Have a cool drink. Your life will now be better.


On the other hand, you have different fingers.

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