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Re: Proposal: Convert .mo files to UTF-8



tor, 01.03.2007 kl. 15.54 -0500, skrev Bill Nottingham:
> Egmont Koblinger (egmont uhulinux hu) said: 
> > - The only thing that needs to be done is an "msgunfmt" followed by "msgconv
> >   -t UTF-8" and finally "msgfmt" for all the .mo files under the standard
> >   locale directories.
> > 
> > - So, after all, it is _very_ easy to implement it.
> 
> So, what this has the potential to do is encode the timestamp of this
> conversion in the final .mo file. Which then will cause multilib conflicts
> on package installs.
> 
We've had a policy in the GNOME project that says all .po files should
be UTF-8 encoded. Why not do it at that level so it has no chance of
impacting packaging? Are there any reasons why translators would need a
different encoding?

Cheers
Kjartan



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