Insight please - what is GDK/GTK doing to the messages.
- From: "Dinesh Nadarajah" <dxn1972 hotmail com>
- To: gnome-i18n gnome org
- Subject: Insight please - what is GDK/GTK doing to the messages.
- Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 13:35:06 -0500
Does GTK/GDK do anything before displaying the messages. Here is what I see.
I compiled the messages using msgfmt as usual. The messages are iso-8859-1
Then I set my local to ta_IN (I guess it is nolonger just ta). And the
messages I see make no sense. They seem to be a collection of characters but
no meaningful words.
Then as a test I compiled my messages into en_GB (which I assumed would also
be iso-8859-1 compliant) and then set my locale to en_GB. Now I see the
messages but many of the characters in the extended ASCII set (128 - 255)
are not displayed (about 12 of them).
I can only conclude that GDK or something is doing/analyzing the locale and
the encoding that locale expects and does something to the messages.
Can anyone shed some light on this?
Thanks in advance.
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