windows issues with gettext

Henrik Brautaset Aronsen subsurface at
Mon Oct 15 23:08:44 PDT 2012

Den 16.10.12 06:35, skrev Miika Turkia:
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 10:59 PM, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at> wrote:
>> My plan was to use g_win32_getlocale to switch to the language that the
>> user is running Windows in. I looked around and almost no software I
>> could get my hands on allows switching language independent from the OS.
>> Sure, we could add a preference setting but that seems odd.
> To me user preference for language selection sounds good. IIRC a
> common way in Windows is to select the application language on install
> time and be stuck with it. However, preferences is more user friendly
> and should be easy enough for all users. Environment variables are
> something an average user won't be comfortable with, especially on
> Windows.

There should be no need to tweak environment variables when 2.1 is out. 
Subsurface should Just Work™ by selecting the OS default language.

Later on we could add a language preference dialog is the demand is there.


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