[Mono-list] Gettext support or not.

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
Sun, 07 Mar 2004 12:14:54 -0500


> I see that Gettext-0.14 has been released for C# so one can use the
> standard *.po file format for multiple languages.  In the announcement
> for Monodevelop, ICU is discussed as being required for
> internationalization. 
> I'm just wondering why one would choose one technique over another for
> GTK# and GLADE files?  Does anyone have any insight here?

ICU is a library that is used to implement CultureInfo and string
collation.  Gettext is just a way to internationalize text messages. 
They serve different purposes.