Standard gettext PO format

Nicolas Goutte nicolasg at
Mon Jan 2 17:15:07 GMT 2006

On Monday 02 January 2006 15:11, Chusslove Illich wrote:
> >> [: Chusslove Illich :]
> >> This against letting Gettext handle language fallbacks.
> >
> > [: Nicolas Goutte :]
> > Yes, after  thinking, I thin that  the problem is not really worth the
> > gain of switching to the Gettext runtime.
> Darn, after making the point for Gettext resolving language precedence by
> itself, and actually implementing it, I remembered that I absolutely
> positively need to know which language the translation came from, which
> Gettext doesn't provide for.

> What we should decide now is whether to use the original patched code or
> Gettext code. I preffer the Gettext one: no custom .mo loading and
> searching, plural and context resolution is in complete control of Gettext
> and code is cleaned a lot as result.

I have not looked at the URLs, but I think that if you can use the original 
Gettext (without having a toougly KDE code), then it should be the 

> (patched original)
> (using Gettext)

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