[sword-devel] Re: sword-devel Digest, Vol 19, Issue 30

Doug Royer Doug at Royer.com
Sun Nov 6 00:23:54 MST 2005

gettext is portable to Windows, I have done it.
If anyone wants I can send the .NET sources.

Also 'iconv' is ported to Windows, so charset translation
doesn not need to be done in SWORD. Again I have the .NET
files if they would help.

David Blue wrote:
> On Tuesday 01 November 2005 07:39 am, DM Smith wrote:
>>C++ does not support internationalization or localization. It is an
>>afterthought at best.
>>From the design point of view of a language, i18n should be an after thought 
> unless you have built in strings (and even in java they're a class) with the 
> exception of making sure your character types are able to hold Unicode bytes 
> instead of just ASCII. Also I can think of at least two good tool 
> kits/libraries for doing localization and internationalization of programs. 
> gettext which lots of gtk (straight C) based programs use, and qt's (C++) 
> built in internationalization stuff. So there *is* support, it's not not 
> necessarily wide spread because I'm not sure how windows handles it. But in 
> terms of i18n or being able to internationalize or localize a program that 
> should be up to the programmer on how to do it, not the language since 
> different programs have different needs.
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