[sword-devel] LocaleMgr question
Troy A. Griffitts
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Wed Mar 26 09:17:00 MST 2008
Manfred Bergmann wrote:
> No one any idea?
My apologies for not getting back with you sooner.
>> There is a problem with loading the correct locale in MacSword. This
>> is how it is done:
>> (I need to point out that MacSword has the "locale.d" folder with all
>> available locales in the Application bundle, means it is part of the
>> application and it is not using the default locales in ~/.sword.)
>> 1. getting the default system localemgr
>> 2. checking the supported languages by the OS and looping over
>> available locales in locale.d (in the bundle) until one is found. utf8
>> is prefered if exists.
>> 3. setting a found locale with setDefaultLocaleName(<locale name>)
>> However this doesn't work.
>> If I do a getLocale(<locale name>) NULL is returned.
Have a look in sword/tests for parsekey. Try running it and passing a
locale string and see if it fails in the same way.
>> I think that probably is why the default system localemgr is not
>> looking at the locale.d folder of the bundle and thus can't find the
>> How can localemgr be forced to use the locale file in the bundle?
locales.d should be in the same location as the main mods.d. If you
want to force a different configuration (not recommended as any other
sword app on the system will not be able to find things in the default
places), you can call:
>> Another question is which string encoding is prefered for <locale
LocaleMgr::getLocale(...) expects the ascii name which corresponds to
the Name property in the [Meta] section of the locales.d/<local>.conf file.
You must build with ICU to get the utf-8 locales loaded by the engine
and they will take precedence. But the encoding of the <local name> is
always a simple ascii name like "de".
Hope this helps.
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