[Geany-devel] Localization of plugin names in plugin manager

Eugene Arshinov earshinov at xxxxx
Thu Sep 3 08:10:21 UTC 2009

Hi all.

The trouble: in plugin manager plugin name (and also its description) is 
not localized until plugin is activated. The cause (probably): 
main_locale_init(LOCALEDIR, GETTEXT_PACKAGE) is called only in 
plugin_init(), and plugin_set_info() is obviously called before that.

I discovered that when using geany-plugins and Russian localization. I 
looked for any mentions of this problem in bug tracker and mailing list, 
but did not find anything.

This does not happen with plugins supplied with Geany (i.e., shift 
column plugin). I think, the reason is that their GETTEXT_PACKAGE is the 
same as the one of geany itself, and geany performs necessary gettext 
initialization in its main().

I see two ways to fix this problem. The first way is very ugly and 
limitating: just call main_locale_init() from plugin_set_info(), and 
recompile all
plugins. The second way is to add new function to be implemented in 
plugins (say, "plugin_loaded") and call that before anything else 
(particularly, before plugin_set_info()).

So, the question is how to solve this problem.

Best regards,

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