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Subject: Re: [boost] Fw: [locale] Formal review of Boost.Locale library
From: Chad Nelson (chad.thecomfychair_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-15 10:41:35

On Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:14:29 +0200
Matus Chochlik <chochlik_at_[hidden]> wrote:

>> This is just plain silly. Telling someone who uses language X that
>> in order to translate their code to language Y they need to first
>> translate their code to English and then translate English to
>> language Y, and that this is somehow superior, is just inane
>> reasoning. Supporting such reasoning by saying that "everyone" does
>> it that way is equally inane for many obvious reasons. It is much
>> better to admit that the "translate" part of a locale library may be
>> flawed, or limited, than to have to justify such illogical nonsense.
> This is, however, basically the only reasonable thing to do, with the
> current state of things and the whole string literal encoding mess in
> C++.


> One of the alternatives that people who don't speak English can use,
> is to transliterate the strings to plain Latin alphabet (7-bit ASCII)
> i.e. for example instead of doing translate( "Пожалуйста") you do
> translate("pa-zhal-sta");

+1 -- I was going to suggest that myself, until I saw that you'd
already done it. :-)

Chad Nelson
Oak Circle Software, Inc.

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