[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.5.7

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 12:43:23 CEST 2007

Anssi Hannula wrote:
> Luca Olivetti wrote:
>> En/na Anssi Hannula ha escrit:
>>> Note that KDE does provide the user a list of languages, but it does not 
>>> use gettext, but instead uses its own glibc-derived implementation for 
>>> translation, with file format being the same.
>> [...]
>>>> Isn't there perhaps a way to tell gettext *explicitly* which files
>>>> to use, completely bypassing this whole broken setlocale stuff?
>>>> In that case VDR could collect it's list of *.mo files and decide
>>>> by itself which one to use.
>>> I'm not aware of such a way.
>> I think that in your message there's the solution: do *not* use gettext 
>> but use an own implementation. Maybe borrowing kde implementation (which 
>> is already C++) it's easier than translating the pascal class I proposed 
>> before (or maybe not ;-).
> Actually, it seems KDE 4 uses real gettext to do it, and uses the 
> following code:
>      // Point Gettext to new language.
>      setenv("LANGUAGE", language, 1);
>      // Locale directories may differ for different languages of same 
> catalog.
>      bindtextdomain(name, localeDir);
> Maybe just using 'setenv("LANGUAGE", "de", 1);' will do what we want, 
> without need for setlocale()? :)
> I have to go now so I can't check that yet.

I tested anyway ;)

It seems that it *does* work, i.e. LANGUAGE=de, LANGUAGE=fr, LANGUAGE=fi 
will work even if there is no such locale at all.

I copied a .mo file into /usr/share/locale/testtest/LC_MESSAGES/, which 
certainly is not a valid locale, and using LANGUAGE=testtest it was 
correctly used! :)

Anssi Hannula

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