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Re: texinfo-6.8.90 pretest

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: texinfo-6.8.90 pretest
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2022 13:13:57 +0100

On Sun, Oct 23, 2022 at 03:03:27PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> If you mean the message strings (as in error messages etc.), I'm not
> sure I understand.

No, strings for documents.  For example, "Next: " in a navigation header
in an HTML file, which should be translated appropriately if the
@documentlanguage is not English.

> The translations should depend on the current
> locale, not on a locale the code sets forcibly.  The code where I made
> the change sets the locale to en_US.UTF-8, and if that fails, to just
> en_US.  If the locale is not an English one, but, say, French or
> German, how can that code produce the expected translations to French
> or German?  What am I missing here?

The translation is done by setting the LANGUAGE environment variable
but this does not work if the locale is C.  All it needs is LC_MESSAGES
to not be "C" (or "POSIX") for LANGUAGE to work properly.

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