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Re: [E-devel] Re: context menu

Hi David, 

This is a bit tricky.  locale_path will be null for a few locales.
en_US, C and en_US.utf8 and so on. This is because we always fall back
to C for those translations. So textdomain will not be called for those
as well. 

Do you see any problem if we call textdomain(PACKAGE) always after
changing the locale?


On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 23:07 +0900, David Stevenson wrote:
> On 2/15/06, David Stevenson <david.35472@gmail.com> wrote:
>         On 2/15/06, David Stevenson <david.35472@gmail.com> wrote:
>                 On 2/15/06, Martin Geisler <mgeisler@mgeisler.net>
>                 wrote:
>                         Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman)
>                         <raster@rasterman.com> writes:
>                         > there's no documented call though to tell
>                         gettext to "flush your 
>                         > mush" :(
>                         I found this in the Gettext info pages, so for
>                         GNU Gettext there is a
>                         way to make it change language at runtime:
>                                     /* Make change known.  */
>                                     {
>                                       extern int  _nl_msg_cat_cntr; 
>                                       ++_nl_msg_cat_cntr;
>                                     }
>                 This was one of the suggestions I'd seen, and the
>                 other was from Bruno Haible (I believe he is the
>                 current gettext maintainer). He suggests that a 
>                    textdomain (textdomain (NULL))
>                 call is used.
>                 [ http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2005-10/msg00092.html ]
>                 However, I took a look at the gettext code, and
>                 basically doing what Bruno suggests is just another
>                 way of achieving the _nl_msg_cat_cntr var
>                 incrementation. 
>                 But e does in fact call textdomain when changing the
>                 language anyway (with the PACKAGE string, but the
>                 result is the same, if you read the gettext code)... 
>                 I double-checked and the _nl_msg_cat_cntr is indeed
>                 getting incremented when e changes the language... 
>         Whoops! But not always... 
>         When I switch to ja_JP.EUC-JP it gets incremented, but when I
>         go back to POSIX it doesn't... 
> After more investigation I think this is a problem with the way the
> e_menus that these modules use work.
> The modules create their right click menus when the module is first
> initialized, and the labels are retrieved from gettext at *that* point
> in time. The e_menu_item_label_set stores the strings for later use
> then, so subsequent language changes don't have effect until a
> restart.
> But to make sure textdomain gets called when switching back to C
> locale perhaps the attached patch would be in order?
> David