Re: XForms: Multiple Languages

Christian Pomar (
Fri, 14 Nov 1997 18:32:51 +0100

To subscribers of the xforms list from "Christian Pomar" <> :

> Although I can see the utility of such extensions to XForms, I'm
> always wary of creeping featurism which leads to library and
> application bloat.

I agree with this. Maybe, alowing fdesign to specify the name of a header
to be included in the header and alowing to specify a constant instead of
text (so it does not use ""). Well, I'm thinking about it and it is really
quite messy, so I will keep with the per-language fd file strategy which
works quite well. Thank you spl, thank you Jaques (I will try with perl
some day).

Nobody answered to the special character insertion in forms. Is it so
complicated or is another of my RTFM questions? I will repeat it:

About fdesign. As you know, spanish and german use a lot of compound
characters (accents, diaeresis). I can not use this characters in fdesign.
Is there any solution for that? is it a fdesign problem or a
(miss)configuration of my SGI Irix 6.2 machine. Hardcoded strings with this
characters show perfectly well on forms. It's simply that I can not type
them on a form (neither forms or fdesign).

Thank you all
Christian Pomar
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