[vdr] localedir, plugin text domain names

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at gmail.com
Sat Aug 18 12:30:22 CEST 2007


Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> On 08/18/07 11:29, Anssi Hannula wrote:
>> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>>> On 08/18/07 11:11, Anssi Hannula wrote:
>>>> I believe distribution packagers of VDR (at least myself) will want to 
>>>> install the VDR locale files into the standard directory under 
>>>> /usr/share/locale/, where all other locale files are.
>>>>
>>>> However, as that directory may contain lots of other locales that do not 
>>>> have translation for VDR (or possibly only for some plugin of VDR, which 
>>>> applies to a custom localedir as well), those show up in the OSD 
>>>> Language selection menu as "LanguageName$English".
>>>>
>>>> Also, it could also be possible that the I18N_MAX_LANGUAGES = 256 
>>>> constant could be too small for some systems. I guess it could be 
>>>> modified to limit only the locales that have VDR translation, not the 
>>>> total locale count in the system.
>>>>
>>>>> +void I18nRegister(const char *Plugin)
>>>>> +{
>>>>> +  bindtextdomain(Plugin, I18nLocaleDir);
>>>>> +}
>>>> [...]
>>>>> +     if (Plugin)
>>>>> +        t = dgettext(Plugin, s);
>>>> Maybe it would be better to use something like vdr-PLUGIN or 
>>>> vdr-plugin-PLUGIN?
>>>>
>>>> If the translations are installed into /usr/share/locale, the files of 
>>>> VDR plugins could conflict with other programs that have the same name, 
>>>> if the plugin translation files are not prefixed by anything.
>>> Why do you want to make things overly complicated?
>>> Can't we just keep it simple?
>> "Keeping it simple" would be dropping the language selection completely 
>> and using environment, as other applications do. But I guess you do not 
>> want do that.
> 
> VDR allows selecting the OSD language at runtime, so the setting of
> the environment is only the default.
> 
>> But you mean, use a specific directory for VDR locales, like 
>> /usr/share/vdr/locale?
> 
> That's how it works at the moment.
> 
>> If you do not wish to use the standard location, fine with me. However, 
>> the "LanguageName$English" problem still applies, if there is some 
>> directory in the VDR localedir that does not have a VDR translation, but 
>> e.g. only for some plugin.
> 
> What sense does it make to have a translation for a plugin, but
> not for VDR itself?

Very little. I guess we could live with that being impossible.

-- 
Anssi Hannula



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