11 The Programmer's View
One aim of the current message catalog implementation provided by
GNU `gettext' was to use the system's message catalog handling, if the
installer wishes to do so. So we perhaps should first take a look at
the solutions we know about. The people in the POSIX committee did not
manage to agree on one of the semi-official standards which we'll
describe below. In fact they couldn't agree on anything, so they
decided only to include an example of an interface. The major Unix
vendors are split in the usage of the two most important
specifications: X/Open's catgets vs. Uniforum's gettext interface.
We'll describe them both and later explain our solution of this dilemma.
- About `catgets'
- About `gettext'
- Comparing the two interfaces
- Using libintl.a
- Using libintl.a in own programs
- gettext grok
- Being a `gettext' grok
- Temp Programmers
- Temporary Notes for the Programmers Chapter
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