using gettext for .desktop translations
jriddell at ubuntu.com
Fri Dec 11 23:32:59 GMT 2009
On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 04:48:38PM +0100, Pino Toscano wrote:
> Translations from where? Which format?
> If tomorrow I install eg a GNOME application in my KDE, where will the KDE
> menu look for the translations of the entries of the .desktop file of the
>From the application's .po file. The .desktop file contains a line
with the translation catalogue name.
> The same applies of course in the other way round, and in general
> for any XDG menu implementation. This is als why IMO having translations in
> .desktop files (not DE specific) is a good solution so far.
There's nothing desktop specific about gettext, it's used all over the place.
> And if the application does not use gettext at all for its translations (for
> example with Qt-only or Java applications)?
For their .desktop files they can fallback to the old in-file
> > I believe the glib maintainers are looking at this too.
> Frankly, who cares? :)
.desktop is a shared standard so if they're considering changes we
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