[vlc-devel] 0.9.0-test1 coming, strings review start

Rémi Denis-Courmont rdenis at simphalempin.com
Tue Jul 1 19:47:44 CEST 2008

Le mardi 1 juillet 2008 20:40:54 ogg.k.ogg.k at googlemail.com, vous avez écrit :
> > This means the translatable strings review starts now, and additions of
> > new translatable strings mostly stop. This needs to be done before the
> > translators update translations, and these folks will need time.
> This prompted me to look at the code I sent earlier, and there are some
> strings that are not translatable. I'll post a patch for this asap, but
> I've got a question:
> what's the difference between the N_ and _ macros ? Both seem to be used
> for marking translatable strings ? Should one be used in preference to
> the other ?

We use the gettext convention.

N_() marks the string as translatable. _() marks the string as translatable 
_and_ translates it at run-time.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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