RFC: localized libc messages

Gábor Kövesdán gabor at FreeBSD.org
Fri Feb 27 13:46:44 PST 2009

Hello all,

There has been NLS support in our libc implementation for a long time, 
but it has been disabled because of some initial problems with NLS. (I 
don't know the exact explanation, I've just looked up the mail 
archives.) Now, I've made a patch to re-enable it and I've tested this 
stuff. It seems to be working without any problems on 7.X. I haven't had 
any opportunity to try it out on -CURRENT, but I've made available the 
patch for 8-CURRENT. It turns NLS on and adds some new catalog files. I 
think it would be nice to have this enabled if it seems to be stable, 
since we have a lot of folks making a good job on translating various 
FreeBSD documents to other languages and I think it would be great to 
extend our language support to this new area.
I've put the patch here: http://kovesdan.org/patches/nls.diff
Sorry for cross-posting to doc@, but there are a lot of translators 
there, who might be interested in this.


Gabor Kovesdan

EMAIL: gabor at FreeBSD.org
WWW:   http://www.kovesdan.org

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