[systemd-devel] Journal Message Catalog

Keith Robertson kroberts at redhat.com
Thu Feb 14 16:48:22 PST 2013

On 02/14/2013 04:46 PM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Thu, 14.02.13 15:21, Keith Robertson (kroberts at redhat.com) wrote:
>> On 02/14/2013 03:14 PM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
>>> Note that you may have multiple catalog files and you can distribute the
>>> translations among multiple files. This leaves full flexibility to the
>>> projects which want to provide message catalog entries. For example,
>>> they could create individual files:
>>> /usr/lib/systemd/catalog/foobar.catalog
>>> /usr/lib/systemd/catalog/foobar-de_DE.catalog
>>> /usr/lib/systemd/catalog/foobar-fr_FR.catalog
>> If a project follows the pattern described in [1] do they still need
>> to suffix every message ID therein with '-de_DE' or, can systemd
>> discover the locale from the catalog name (ie.
>> foobar-de_DE.catalog)?
> Hmm, interesting idea...
> We could extend the msg catalog compiler to look at the filename for the
> "default" implied language if the message ids are not suffixed... But if
> we do that, we probably should use "." as separator so that:
> foobar.catalog → language is C if not explicitly suffixed in the file
> foobar.de_DE.catalog → language is de_DE if not explicitly suffixed in the file
> and so on. That should be a good solution for your usecase, right?
I think that would work fine and would keep people from having to muck 
around with individual message IDs.


> Lennart

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