localized man pages
blackend at freebsd.org
Thu Nov 1 10:47:36 UTC 2007
On Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 11:26:20PM +0300, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 08:57:54AM +0200, Marc Fonvieille wrote:
> > [...] but I now think the problem was
> > on this point: our manual page system does not easily allow this
> > selection and the fall-back on the en_US version when the manual page is
> > not translated. This should also work with ports manual pages.
> Isn't this easy enough (copied from the man(1) manpage)?
> : By default, man searches for a localized manpage in a set of
> : locale subdirectories of each manpath(1) component.
> : Locale name is taken from the first of three environment vari-
> : ables with a nonempty value: LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE, or LANG, in the
> : specified order.
> : If the value could not be determined, or is not a valid locale
> : name, then only non-localized manpage will be looked up.
> : Otherwise, man will search in the following subdirectories, in
> : the order of precedence:
> : <lang>_<country>.<charset>
> : <lang>.<charset>
> : en.<charset>
> : For example, for the ``de_DE.ISO8859-1'' locale, man will
> : search in the following subdirectories of the /usr/share/man
> : manpath component:
> : /usr/share/man/de_DE.ISO8859-1
> : /usr/share/man/de.ISO8859-1
> : /usr/share/man/en.ISO8859-1
> : Finally, if the search of localized manpage fails, it will be
> : looked up in the default /usr/share/man directory.
I'm sure there was something preventing a full-working localized manual
pages set. Maybe it was the "-Tlatin1" problem Hiroki mentioned, I'm
unable to remember exactly what stopped me.
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