Call for volunteers [was: Re: Localization]

Mikko Rasa tdb at
Sat Oct 13 10:25:54 PDT 2012

On 13.10.2012 19:23, Dirk Hohndel wrote:
> On Oct 13, 2012, at 6:47 AM, Mikko Rasa wrote:
>> Using putenv to set the locale is an ugly hack, but if gettext can't be coaxed to do the right thing, then so be it.
> Why is this an ugly hack? You are just setting up the environment for one of the components of your software…

You mean communicating between components of the same process in this 
way doesn't feel the tiniest bit hacky to you?  Doesn't gettext have any 
kind of API for setting the language that's not dependent on environment 
variables?  They're bad enough as they are and have few legitimate use 


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