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Re: lynx-dev Prefixes (was: Re: Question about WHEREIS)

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Prefixes (was: Re: Question about WHEREIS)
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 07:43:42 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 20 Jan 2004, Henry Nelson wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 05:48:44AM -0500, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > for the moment, the only reasonable solution is to make the multiplier
> > in the code agree with the message, i.e., make it "1000" rather than
> > "1024".  The message is localized; I'm not going to change that.
> It's your call, but I sure wish you'd re-consider a change, even if
> it means a glitch in the English default.  If it's localized, then the
> translators (not so many) can make the correction, if they haven't done
> so already.  Also, I wonder how many translators are lazy like me, and
> just leave msgstr blank in cases like that.  Thus if you correct the
> gettexted abbreviation, it might end up correcting some of the message
> catalogs.  If it turns out that most Lynx users prefer, or expect, "1024",
> then the release will end up being wrong _in their eyes_.

the usual fix:
        #KILOBYTES_ARE_1024_BYTES: false

Thomas E. Dickey

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