[Gtk-sharp-list] Translations of a project, GetText and the application prefix

Philip Van Hoof spamfrommailing@freax.org
14 May 2003 15:04:29 +0200

On Wed, 2003-05-14 at 14:53, Lee Mallabone wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-05-14 at 13:39, Philip Van Hoof wrote:

> > Is gettext already implemented in Mono? I would like to use gtk-sharp
> > for a application that uses po-files for it's translation 

> The .NET ResourceManager handles translation/string lookup in a way
> that's similar to what you suggested, but without needing gettext. If
> you can find a way to convert your .po files into .net/mono resource
> files, I think that would be the way to go...

> I can't remember exactly where the docs are, but a quick search on msdn
> should give lots of relevant info for ResourceManager.

Okay thanks for your reply, 

Then what, IMHO, needs to be done is :

- or a very good converter should be build and the converting should be
possible using build-scripts (like automake). (Maybe this already

- or the translation-teams of GNOME should be aware of the (new) format
and/or translation-applications should get support for this format.


- or a GetText implementation should be added to Mono :)

ps. I think a convertor -and a easy way to feed all this in
automake-build scripts (configure.in, etc etc) is the way to go

Philip Van Hoof a.k.a. freax
me at freax dot org
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