[GRASS-dev] Re: [GRASS-translations] UTF-8 or ISO?

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Wed Mar 12 01:40:53 EDT 2008

Martin Landa wrote:

> >  I am newbie in translations and my question probably is simple one.
> >  Which *.po files coding standard is recommended now?
> >  UTF or ISO?
> >  I continue polish translation (i.e. UTF-8 and ISO-8859-2).
> I guess ISO(?)

I think so. If your system supports UTF-8, it will support converting
ISO-8859-2 to UTF-8. OTOH, if your system has negligible I18N support,
you'll have problems if the files are in UTF-8.

Also, using ISO-8859-* encodings helps to discourage people from
gratuitous use of features such as "enhanced" punctuation.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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