[vlc-devel] Re: Is GetText incompatible with Russian at all?

Sigmund Augdal sigmunau at stud.ntnu.no
Wed Jun 11 23:06:55 CEST 2003

On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 12:29:51AM +0400, Arioch /BDV/ wrote:
> Hello, Sigmund!
>  SA> The core of the problem ( selecting the right charset) is indeed a
>  SA> problem with vlc, and this was the right place to ask. Thanks for your
>  SA> feedback.
> Glad to hear it.
> You may fix it by making special po-file for Russian Win32 and re-packing
> Win32 installer.
This is indeed doable, but it's not a general solution. And if there is no
standard tools to translate .po files between different charsets, then it's
probable even more trubble than doing a proper solution

> Also i hope that detection of used charset in po may be added before total
> movement to UTF8.
This is the way to go for a temporary solution, but I don't know how to do
this, since I'm not the windows guy here.
> Btw, at least for WinNT UTF16 (Unicode 2.0) is native charset.
> So conversion will be done UTF8 -> UTF16 -> ANSI
> Maybe VLC better keep strings in UTF16 internally ? That may cause a speedup
> under windows.
There are heavyweighting reasons to use UTF8, none of witch I'll discuss

And please keep the discussion on the list, as others may have better ideas
than me.

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