Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Nov 15 21:28:20 GMT 2002

At 21:07 15/11/2002, you wrote:
>Let me put in a plug for GNU Gettext.  There are several modules on
>CPAN that support it or emulate it.
>Essentially you wrap all the UK English strings in subroutine calls.
>The subroutine uses the string as a key to look up the
>equivalent in a locale-specific language.  All you have to do is
>set the locale when the program starts (and supply translations in
>a text file).
>(No point in reinventing the wheel.)

At fiirst glance that doesn't sound like noticeably less work than what I
was thinking of doing anyway, and it adds another dependency. But I'll take
a look and see if it looks useful.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
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Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
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