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Spanish translation and font files
« on: October 20, 2005, 09:00:50 pm »

Hi, I just enrolled in this project:
http://www.custom-creations.org/~starsite/UQM-spa/index.php

I haven't taken a deep look at the code and text files but I wonder if the developers could implement gnu-gettext support, AFAIK the only thing they need is to include the gettext header and later create a POT file using gettext's aplicactions or even something like kbabel.
This is actually not a big issue either as the printf statements in the code aren't but a few, the problem will be of course having to mantain our own packages.

My actual problem is that I can't find the *.fon fonts after issuing 'make', I need them to add some characters used in Spanish (I use fontforge, an old but powerful software).
I guess the fonts are created at some stage during 'make install', isn't it?
Is there a way I could compile them w/o installing the binaries?
I don't want to mess up my actual instalation and I am using two separate source trees: the code from uqm's sourforge site and the sources from the gentoo repository.

TIA
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Re: Spanish translation and font files
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2005, 11:16:22 pm »

Eventually there should be no more hardcoded strings, so gettext or something similar won't be needed, and there will be no more need for separate binaries.
The .fon dirs are part of the content. They are not created at compile time. You'll probably be able to use at least some of the characters you need from other translation projects. See http://uqm.stack.nl/wiki/Translations.
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