Forum OpenACS Q&A: Henry's i18n patches (do more than just i18n!)
I am going through this patchset trying to pare them down to just the i18n patches. I can attempt to parameterize the "shift-jis" string constants while I am about it.
BTW, Henry, the problem (well, OK, one problem!) with Latin-1 is that strings get created as UTF-8 by nsd8x after regexp (for example) and if they are then sent to the client using ns_write rather than ns_return... the client is sent the UTF-8, but with a content-type header saying text/html or possibly text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 -- so the client displays the string incorrectly. Part of your openacs-japanese-325-patches solves that, but without such a change, there really is an issue displaying .html files that have Latin-1 characters in them, in OpenACS 3.2.5.
We really should try to solve this... so I'm making an attempt, using Henry's patchset as a starting point. The result so far is in the SDM as patch #44. I'd be happy if Henry and others could check this out and report how well or badly it works for them