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Re: "Invalid byte sequence" message

From: Vik Reykja <vikreykja(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>
Cc: Maximilian Tyrtania <lists(at)contactking(dot)de>, pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: "Invalid byte sequence" message
Date: 2011-02-23 22:57:16
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On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 23:37, Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>wrote:

>  >>
> >
> > I disagree.  Any system that offers to write my messages in French should
> do
> > so correctly, *especially* if it's the default.
> >
>
> >> Any production server should have lc_messages set to C.
> Yeah. There are three main issues with translated messages:
>
>  * Try searching anything on Google with french messages. You'll be
>   lucky if you find something, and you'll get billions of results in
>   english.
>

Chicken and egg.  The more we discourage localized messages, the less
information there will be about them.  Why even bother translating?


>  * Try asking something in the mailing lists with french messages. The
>   first answer will be: get us the english messages.
>

Even on the French mailing list?  Again, I see this as a problem to be
solved, not avoided.


>  * Try using any log parser (like pgfouine) with french messages. It
>   won't work (even with this tool, written by a french guy).
>

So you've succeeded in making an argument for improving that tool :-)

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