[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.5.7

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sat Aug 18 11:54:55 CEST 2007


On 08/18/07 11:38, Anssi Hannula wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>> On 08/18/07 10:32, Anssi Hannula wrote:
>>> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>>>> On 08/17/07 15:48, Anssi Hannula wrote:
>>>>> ...
>>>>> show up as "deu,ger" etc, and do not work; text shows up in English 
>>>>> despite selecting them.
>>>>>
>>>>> Maybe the locales that the user does not have installed on their system 
>>>>> should be hidden?
>>>> I thought that the language codes should always all be there,
>>>> to allow selecting other preferred languages, even if there
>>>> is no locale installed. But maybe I'm mistaken there.
>>> Well, having those in the OSD language selection menu seems strange, if 
>>> only two of those actually work, and others do not show up correctly 
>>> ("deu,ger").
>>>
>>> But indeed, the Audio and EPG language selection menus seem to use the 
>>> same list. IMHO the Audio and EPG languages should use a separate list, 
>>> that contains all the language names in the currently selected OSD language.
>> That would mean that every *.po file would have to contain the name
>> of every other language, and for every new language that's added, all
>> other *.po files would have to be extended.
> 
> Then they will be extended, I don't see the problem here.
> 
>  > Besides, if a user can't
>> read a language name in the language's own writing, he/she probably
>> won't understand that langauge, anyway ;-).
> 
> A good point. :)
> However, most languages are currently shown as language codes, not in 
> the language's own writing.

Where should that "language's own writing" come from, if not from
a *.mo file for that language?

>>>> Please try disabling the code after
>>>>
>>>>   // Prepare any known language codes for which there was no locale:
>>>>
>>>> in i18n.c and see whether that would do what you expect.
>>> Yes, the languages that have no "locales-XX" package installed on my 
>>> system do not show up in the OSD language selection list anymore.
>>>
>>> However, I cannot select them as EPG nor Audio language either, which 
>>> should still be possible.
>> Please try the attached patch.
>> It changes the "Setup/OSD/Language" menu to only show the languages
>> that actually have a locale. Any other language menus display language
>> names if present, three letter language codes otherwise.
> 
> Seems to work. However, I don't like the fact that only few languages 
> are shown by their name, while others have only the language codes. 
> Before they were all shown by their name.

The *.mo files for VDR's languages are all there - I don't know
why setlocale()/gettext() doesn't deliver translations if the
locale isn't "installed".

VDR searches its locale directory for any locales that come with VDR,
and calls setlocale() with them. If gettext() then doesn't return
any translations, what do you suggest VDR should do?

If you want to see all languages, maybe you just have to "install"
all locales?

Klaus



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