There have been a few issues now and then with gettext and friends on
A few related tracker items are
[ 1250581 ] WIN32: Inkscape uses locale settings for determining UI lang
[ 1246076 ] Mixed languages in UI
[ 1246463 ] Language Selection Option / Menu Entry
After talking with Peter some last night, it was bubbling around in
my brain, and kicked out a work-around.
This will need to be tested/refined, but the basic approach could be
to hook into things right at program startup (over in the Win32
bits). At that point we could check if LANG and/or the other POSIX
environment variables were set. If not, we could then just query the
Win32 NLS calls and then build up and set LANG and LC_* properly.
Some preferences could be set to affect this, and perhaps override it
with explicit user values/choices.
The details need to be hammered out, but I think this is a good work-
around to allow us to get a better user experience on Win32 without
having to get libc changed, etc. I wanted to toss this out in case
others were still pondering things today.
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