Re: Translating The GIMP


Karl Eichwalder <> writes:

> Sven Neumann <> writes:
> > I don't think release time is a good solution. First, we need this
> > feature now and I don't want to require gettext from CVS.
> Sure, but a simple script calling iconv or recode will do it.

we can not assume that iconv or recode is available on all target platforms.

> > Second, we want to have useable po files in the tree all the time so
> > gimp from CVS is useable even if LC_ALL != C.
> I don't understand this argument.

I don't understand your argument either, but let me explain mine. The 
GIMP should work as checked out of CVS, so either we have UTF-8 po 
files in CVS (like GTK+ does) or we need to convert to UTF-8 during
generation of the mo files. This would require the availability of the 
necessary tools on the build platform which we can not safely assume.

IMO the easiest solution is to go for UTF-8 po files in CVS.

Salut, Sven

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