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Re: Fw: Multi-Language Support
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Fw: Multi-Language Support
- From: Seth Arnold <sarnold_(_at_)_willamette_(_dot_)_edu>
- Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 00:08:33 -0700
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
Serg, if I might..
There is much more to the problem of i18n and l10n than finding a good
method of representing all possible characters. It also involves having
libraries that make including different translations easy for a program,
accepting different inputs from users to do the same tasks, all this in
addition to people who are able to make translations available.
Just recompiling everything with an idea of using Unicode characters
won't solve the problem.
I think the GNU gettext library has done a fair job of helping
programmers write programs that are easy to localize. (I've never used
it myself, so I cannot judge from first-hand experience.)
* Serg N Elin <cruz_(_at_)_reclama_(_dot_)_ru> [001005 00:01]:
> But the world still hasn't good solution for localization and all what
> we have now in not enough for it...
> After research some availible docs about i10n and i18n i decided that
> the best way for now is using UNICODE for whole system. When i finish
> research some additional documents i will try to create something like
> recommendation for i10n where i will try to
> show independent (i hope ;) view on that problem.
> Linux and other systems still hasn't good good solution for that
> problem too...
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