bind_textdomain_codeset(3) — Linux manual page



NAME         top

       bind_textdomain_codeset - set encoding of message translations

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <libintl.h>

       char * bind_textdomain_codeset (const char * domainname,
                                       const char * codeset);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The bind_textdomain_codeset function sets the output codeset for
       message catalogs for domain domainname.

       A message domain is a set of translatable msgid messages.
       Usually, every software package has its own message domain.

       By default, the gettext family of functions returns translated
       messages in the locale's character encoding, which can be
       retrieved as nl_langinfo(CODESET). The need for calling
       bind_textdomain_codeset arises for programs which store strings
       in a locale independent way (e.g.  UTF-8) and want to avoid an
       extra character set conversion on the returned translated

       domainname must be a non-empty string.

       If codeset is not NULL, it must be a valid encoding name which
       can be used for the iconv_open function. The
       bind_textdomain_codeset function sets the output codeset for
       message catalogs belonging to domain domainname to codeset. The
       function makes copies of the argument strings as needed.

       If codeset is NULL, the function returns the previously set
       codeset for domain domainname. The default is NULL, denoting the
       locale's character encoding.

RETURN VALUE         top

       If successful, the bind_textdomain_codeset function returns the
       current codeset for domain domainname, after possibly changing
       it. The resulting string is valid until the next
       bind_textdomain_codeset call for the same domainname and must not
       be modified or freed. If a memory allocation failure occurs, it
       sets errno to ENOMEM and returns NULL. If no codeset has been set
       for domain domainname, it returns NULL.

ERRORS         top

       The following error can occur, among others:

       ENOMEM Not enough memory available.

BUGS         top

       The return type ought to be const char *, but is char * to avoid
       warnings in C code predating ANSI C.

SEE ALSO         top

       gettext(3), dgettext(3), dcgettext(3), ngettext(3), dngettext(3),
       dcngettext(3), textdomain(3), nl_langinfo(3), iconv_open(3)

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GNU gettext     May 2001      BIND_TEXTDOMAIN_CODESET(3)

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