[vdr] Re: Re: i18n done with gettext

Udo Richter udo_richter at gmx.de
Thu Nov 17 15:47:20 CET 2005

Iwan Davies wrote:
> You could still get collisions within a single plugin, unless you use
> unique string IDs (assuming this is how gettext works?).

The current implementation of VDR - and the typical use of gettext - use
the English translation as a key, with the option to pass through this
text if no translation is found. (gettext: or no language file found)

There may be a way to 'tag' in gettext, so that in case of pass-through
at least the tag gets removed, don't know. VDR's i18n allows such tags
in form "tag$english text", where everything up to $ will always be
deleted on output.

> Sharing strings even within a plugin is /a bad idea/ - you never know where
> the string might be reused next time, and the translator may need to
> inflect, conjugate or decline the term differently in each context.

Plugins are usually maintained by one person, so this shouldn't be as
problematic as with all plugins in one context.



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