[sane-devel] help with improving text scans

abel deuring adeuring at gmx.net
Sat Dec 20 17:57:22 UTC 2008

On 20.12.2008 17:05, Jeffrey Ratcliffe wrote:
> 2008/12/20 m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com>:
>>> Having written Perl bindings for SANE, I will be able to do a more
>>> general interface, but please file the bug on Sourceforge or against
>>> the Debian package in the mean time.
> Now I remember the other problem with a general interface -
> internationalisation. scanimage, for instance, doesn't seem to have
> been translated:
> LANGUAGE=de scanimage --help
> produces English output.
> If I look in saneopts.h, the macro SANE_I18N is used for all the
> titles, but how do I get at the translations?

Just open sane's .mo file with gettext :) (OK, I'm more involved with
the "competition" -- Python --, so I don't know if a gettext
implementation for Perl exists, but I would be really suprised if it


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