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Re: pkg/44863: print/poppler's MESSAGE
The following reply was made to PR pkg/44863; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-pbugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/44863: print/poppler's MESSAGE
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2013 23:53:47 +0000
On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 11:15:00PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> The MESSAGE is technically not exact indeed, but I think it is not
> too bad.
> At first, the code which selects the default paper size is not in poppler
> but in gtk2. [...]
If gtk2 picks the paper size based on the LC_MESSAGES locale, then
it's just broken. (Does upstream gtk2 still do this, or has it been
fixed/changed in the intervening time?)
> This is indeed how the gtk2 code works. It uses LC_MESSAGES, unless
> either _NL_PAPER_WIDTH exists for nl_langinfo(3) or a special
> LC_PAPER category. Neither does in NetBSD.
> For pkgsrc, it might make sense to use /etc/papersize through
> the "libpaper" pkg as other programs do, but this would mean
> patching gtk2.
I think this would be a good idea.
Also, should we add LC_PAPER to netbsd base?
> > Also, UTF-8 has nothing to do with paper size.
> Obviously not, but for end users it is better to give an example
> which works than to try to explain the theory.
> The "letter" size is also not limited to _US locales -- just ftr
> the exact list is (BZ|CA|CL|CO|CR|GT|MX|NI|PA|PH|PR|SV|US|VE).
I suppose, but it's pretty unfortunate.
If nothing else, I think the MESSAGE should be moved to poppler-glib.
David A. Holland
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