option for specifying lanugage?
Wed, 12 Apr 2000 18:23:50 +0900
thanks for your response -- i'll pass it on to the author of the program.
a few comments though...
wk> $ LANG=it gpg foo
wk> (assuming a Bourne/POSIX shell)
> one of the paragraphs in my original message that you did not quote
> mentions the fact that at least one program (i presume there are more)
> has been written to process english gnupg messages. assuming that
wk> No program should process GnuPG messages; programs should use the
wk> output of --status-fd. If a program needs to process the messages it
wk> should reset the locale variables. The test scripts for example do
ok -- i'll send this feedback on.
> -having the program forcibly specify /bin/sh seems like a
> waste of starting up an extra process
wk> Giving environment variables for a program is part of the shell
wk> syntax. No extra process.
i think we are talking about different things here -- or may be i am
> -forcing the user to set an environment variable every time they use gpg
> doesn't make sense
wk> I can't see a reason to have just gpg emit English messages and other
wk> programs use the locale message version.
i am not sure what you mean here.
thanks for your feedback!