[vdr] improving i18n-to-gettext.pl

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at gmail.com
Sat Aug 18 14:26:18 CEST 2007

Matthias Schwarzott wrote:
> On Samstag, 18. August 2007, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>> On 08/18/07 13:10, Matthias Schwarzott wrote:
>>> The directory /usr/lib/locale does NOT contain any translations, but
>>> rather a directory for every locale you can set via setlocale.
>>> Its meant as a replacement of the setlocale loop.
>> I'm afraid I don't see what you mean.
>> I know that the "locale" directory doesn't contain translations directly,
>> but rather subdirectories. VDR gathers the names of these subdirectories
>> and does a setlocale() for each of them. Then it tries to get the
>> translation of "LanguageName$English" in order to build a list of all
>> available languages. How else do you suggest that could be done?
> First: general directory layout:
> /usr/share/locale/*/LC_MESSAGES/*.mo contains translations
> the oposite is /usr/lib/locale. This does NOT contain translations (and if you 
> insisit on the difference: nowhere in the subdirs are translations). There 
> are just descriptions of the available locales.

There is no /usr/lib/locale on my system. All the files are in 

Anssi Hannula

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