Subject: misc/14576: gencat(1) doesn't explain NLS acronym
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/13/2001 10:31:47
>Number:         14576
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       gencat.1 doesn't explain NLS
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Nov 13 10:33:00 PST 2001
>Originator:     Jeremy C. Reed
>Release:        current
System: NetBSD 1.5.1_BETA NetBSD 1.5.1_BETA (JCR-1.5-20010407) #0: Sat Apr 7 01:44:35 PDT 2001 reed@rainier:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/JCR-1.5-20010407 i386

Trying to find local docs about NLS. Apropos turns up gencat(1).
gencat mentions NLS but doesn't say what it is.

I am not sure what other documentation should be added. Or what
manual page NLS should be better defined in. Maybe in catopen(3), catgets(3),
or catclose(3)? Or maybe in setlocale(3)?
Look for manual page to explain NLS
gencat(1) should better explain NLS. It has three definitions:
"(native||natural|national) language support".

Below is a minor patch for gencat. Please let me know which manual page
should better explain NLS -- and I'll work on it.

--- gencat.1.orig       Tue Nov 13 10:10:25 2001
+++ gencat.1    Tue Nov 13 10:18:53 2001
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@
 .Xr catgets 3
 library call.
 From these files it generates a message catalog which
-is loaded dynamically by the NLS library at run time.
+is loaded dynamically by the NLS (Native Language Support) library at run time.
 The message description files are text files in the format described below.
 The message catalog file is a binary file.
 If it already exists, it will be truncated when