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15.5.14 Pascal - Free Pascal Compiler

RPMs

fpk

File extension

pp, pas

String syntax

'abc'

gettext shorthand

automatic

gettext/ngettext functions

—, use ResourceString data type instead

textdomain

—, use TranslateResourceStrings function instead

bindtextdomain

—, use TranslateResourceStrings function instead

setlocale

automatic, but uses only LANG, not LC_MESSAGES or LC_ALL

Prerequisite

{$mode delphi} or {$mode objfpc}
uses gettext;

Use or emulate GNU gettext

emulate partially

Extractor

ppc386 followed by xgettext or rstconv

Formatting with positions

uses sysutils;
format "%1:d %0:d"

Portability

?

po-mode marking

The Pascal compiler has special support for the ResourceString data type. It generates a .rst file. This is then converted to a .pot file by use of xgettext or rstconv. At runtime, a .mo file corresponding to translations of this .pot file can be loaded using the TranslateResourceStrings function in the gettext unit.

An example is available in the examples directory: hello-pascal.