International Samba (fwd)
tpot at valinux.com
Sat Aug 11 06:05:03 GMT 2001
TAKAHASHI Motonobu writes:
> - SWAT output message in proper language
> My suggestion is that Samba has internal message catalogue system
> for this purpose because this system has essentially nothing to do
> with OS-local message catalogue system. Developing Samba Japanese
> Edition, first we try to use various OS-local message catalogue
> system, but it is hard to do and finally we decided to support only
> GNU gettext() archiving into Samba Japanese Edition.
> - command output message in proper language
> What we need to do is using a message catalogue system such as GNU
> The language information from LANG/LC_ALL determine which language
> to display.
> We had better use OS-local message catalogue system for this.
Why do you recommend gettext() for swat but not for the command
output of Samba client programs?
> - manual page in proper language
> nothing is needed. "man" command is already i18n'ed.
Is this true for all platforms Samba supports? We may need to
create a smb.conf.<lang> hack for non-i18n'ed man programs.
> o How to archive
> All language files into one archive is not practical because of its
> size and because we probably can not translate all documents when a
> version of Samba is released.
> My suggestion is divide the archive:
> samba-x.x.x.tar.gz (Samba base archive and message catalogue and
> English documents)
> samba-x.x.x.docs-ja.tar.gz (Japanese documents)
> samba-x.x.x.docs-pl.tar.gz (Polish documents)
Sounds OK to me - does anyone have any major objections to doing
this? We would probably have to make a separate cvs module for
the different document translations but that's OK.
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