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Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:13:59 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Re: a bug in bindtextdomain() and strip '.UTF-8'

On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 10:12:13PM +0800, He X wrote:
> I dont know how, but it's indeed GBK, even with musl, vim indeed generated
> GBK set files, maybe it's because im using gnu
> gettext(without-included-gettext). I think we should avoid this issue
> depending on a check of libc, rather than assuming all .mo files are UTF-8
> set.

Support for non-UTF-8 .mo files won't be added. It means wasting lots
of memory per-process to keep converted copies in-core rather than
mapping from disk. msgfmt just needs to be fixed not to produce
non-UTF-8 output. (It also needs to be fixed to handle SYSDEP strings


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