A tutorial on Native Language Support using GNU gettext
The use of the GNU gettext
utilities to implement support for native
languages is described here. Though, the language to be supported is
considered to be Oriya, the method is generally applicable. Likewise, while
Linux was used as the platform here, any system using GNU gettext
in a similar fashion.
We go through a step-by-step description of how to make on-screen messages
from a toy program to appear in Oriya instead of English; starting from the
programming and ending with the user's viewpoint. Some discussion is also made
of how to go about the task of translation.