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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:29:53 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Message localization [Was: Re: Adjustments to roadmap]

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 12:21:08AM +0700, Рысь wrote:
> > > How about libc message localization, or MUSL_LOCPATH and msgfmt
> > > stuff? You wanted to translate musl messages some time ago and I
> > > even did sent a draft before question was abandoned. I also can't
> > > get it to work and I don't quite understand the requirements for it.
> > 
> > Yes, that would be great. Can you point me back at the message with
> > the draft? I'll take a look again and see if I can get it to work.
> > 
> > Rich
> Here it is: (or
> "[musl] libintl: stubs or working functions?" Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:59:16
> +0700)
> I don't remember what did not work, I just get back to it again two
> days ago - recovered a file attached, compiled with msgfmt, set
> environment:
> MUSL_LOCPATH=/tmp LC_ALL=ru_RU ./date
> and it still prints in English. I had at the time file ru_RU in /tmp
> and strace confirmed musl mmaped that file.
> I attach "date.c" test program I expected to work.
> I probably messed up with msgfmt or something I do not remember now.

It works fine for me. I did:

$ msgfmt -o ru_RU ru_RU.po
$ gcc date.c
$ LC_ALL=ru_RU MUSL_LOCPATH=. ./a.out
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