Release Digest: GNU, February 19, 2004

gettext 0.14.1

gettext 0.14.1 is available from http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gettext/
and GNU mirrors, both the distribution .tar.gz and the GPG

Gettext is the standard GNU package for internationalization and
is used by very many other GNU packages.

Please send comments and bug reports to bug-gnu-gettext@gnu.org.

Karl (not the gettext maintainer, just another user 🙂

Here’s the NEWS:

Version 0.14 – January 2004

  • Programming languages support:
    • C#:

xgettext now also supports C#.

New library: GNU.Gettext.dll/ contains the runtime
for using GNU gettext message catalogs in C#.

msgfmt can create (and msgunfmt can dump) message catalogs for

  • Special feature for Farsi (Persian): Translators can insert an
    ‘I’ flag into numeric format directives in format strings. Its
    effect is that, on glibc systems, the number is generated with the
    locale dependent set of special digits instead of the usual ASCII
  • Documentation:
    • New documentation section: C#.
    • Complete examples illustrating the use of gettext in C# (in
      text mode and in Forms applications) have been added.
    • New documentation section: Preparing Library Sources.
  • Special advice for Norwegian users: The language code for
    Norwegian changed from ‘no’ to ‘nb’ recently (in 2003). During the
    transition period, while some message catalogs for this language
    are installed under ‘nb’ and some older ones under ‘no’, it’s
    recommended for Norwegian users to set the LANGUAGE environment
    variable to ‘nb:no’ so that both newer and older translations are

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