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Re: More message encoding woes

From: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: More message encoding woes
Date: 2009-03-31 19:50:10
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> writes:
>> I'm leaning towards the idea of trying out all the spellings of the 
>> database encoding we have in encoding_match_list. That gives the best 
>> user experience, as it just works, and it doesn't seem that complicated.
> How were you going to check --- use that idea of translating a string
> that's known to have a translation?  OK, but you'd better document
> somewhere where translators will read it "you must translate this string
> first of all".  Maybe use a special string "Translate Me First" that
> doesn't actually need to be end-user-visible, just so no one sweats over
> getting it right in context.

Yep, something like that. There seems to be a magic empty string 
translation at the beginning of every po file that returns the 
meta-information about the translation, like translation author and 
date. Assuming that works reliably, I'll use that.

   Heikki Linnakangas

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