[fpc-devel]fpc l10n issue

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Wed Mar 3 14:21:07 CET 2004

> Hello,
> 1) did you thought ever about creation l10n framework for fpc? I think
> contributors could submit translated fpc messages files (.msg) and other
> locale dependent stuff there. It needs tool for merging translated
> messages
> from one version to higher also.

resourcestrings and the gettext unit provided a way to translate messages
using the standard gettext tools. For the compiler this can not be used
for speed reasons.

> 2) there is some messages like this: "Expected $1". We translated these
> messages, but stuff that comes from compiler under "$1" remains
> untranslated
> for example "Identifier" because it is hardcoded (i explored 1.0.6 v.).
> Can
> this be solved in future? For examle extracting those strings from
> compiler
> source to the messages file.

There are only a few that can be translated. Most are keywords that are

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