Re: L10n in Gtk2-perl with Locale::Maketext::Lexicon

Hi Gavin,

I'm quite a novice when it comes to l10n, so I appreciate the input.
Actually, I am using Locale::Maketext::Lexicon::Gettext , so I am 
able to use the same .mo files that are generated by the GNU gettext
system. So what does it matter whether I read these files with 
Locale::Gettext or with Locale::Maketext::Lexicon::Gettext ? Note that
I will use .mo files instead of .po files as I did in my last example.


Sorry for drifting outside of 
On Sun, May 08, 2005 at 05:21:08PM +0100, Gavin Brown wrote:
I just wrote the following example of how to do localization of a
Gtk2-perl program and thought it might be useful for others. Perhaps
we should put it somewhere in the wiki:

Although Locale::Maketest is a nice system, and much easier to use in
Perl, l in my experience it's better to use GNU gettext for l10n. Using
gettext means that auto-generated strings like those from Glade get
automagically generated.


        use POSIX qw(setlocale);
        use Locale::gettext;
        # name of your program:
        my $APP_NAME = 'foobar';
        # get language from environment:
        my $LANGUAGE = $ENV{LANG} || 'en_US';
        # put your .mo files in /usr/share/locale/$APP_NAME/LC_MESSAGES:
        my $DIRECTORY = '/usr/share/locale';
        setlocale(LC_ALL, $LANGUAGE);
        bindtextdomain($APP_NAME, $DIRECTORY);

        print gettext('Hello World!');


Gavin Brown
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