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Re: [gfortran,patch] Internationalisation of the Fortran front-end

On Thu, 1 Sep 2005, [ISO-8859-1] François-Xavier Coudert wrote:

> No, gettext doesn't understand the gfortran internal formats. What
> would be the best course? Do we need to create a
> gfortran-internal-format (and the, adding support for it in gettext)?
> I think this is a bit too much. Perhaps these messages should not get
> marked as special formats.

Not marking them as special formats (using msgid not gmsgid) is the 
simplest way for now.

> I do see in gcc.c:
>           printf (_("%s (GCC) %s\n"), programname, version_string);
>           printf ("Copyright %s 2005 Free Software Foundation,
> Inc.\n", _("(C)"));
> Does that mean that "GCC" is supposed to be translated?

"GCC" isn't supposed to be translated.  gcc.c isn't a good example here; 
it also takes the program name from argv[0] whereas according to the GNU 
Coding Standards it should have the canonical name "gcc" hardcoded.  
gcov.c or various java/ programs provide better examples (although many 
need their copyright years in these messages updated to 2005).

Joseph S. Myers      (personal mail) (CodeSourcery mail) (Bugzilla assignments and CCs)

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