Re: Translating The GIMP


On Wed, Aug 29, 2001 at 12:50:54PM +0200, Sven Neumann wrote:

> (3) We need to handle the UTF-8 problem somehow. GTK+-2.0 solved
>     this by keeping UTF-8 encoded po files in the tree and I do
>     like this solution but I'm open for suggestions.

it is not needed to convert to UTF-8; providing the charset info in the
header is enough, gettext() will do the conversion at runtime depending
on the requested charset at display time (so, as long as gtk+ 2 asks
to display in utf-8 it will be transparent).

What need to be in utf-8 are things that don't provide charset info,
like the *.desktop files and such.
And those are now created from the po files with xml-i18n-tools, so
that may be an argument to use utf-8 on po files.
On the other hand, xml-i18n-tools could read the charset of the po file
and call iconv while writting the desktop files...

The only case when utf-8 is mandatory is when non ascii is used in
the msgsid entries.

Ki a vos vye bn,
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