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There are many Unix programs with user interface translated into several languages. Some programs like KDE use unified encoding for all translations and you don't need to care about it. Other program translations may use any encoding.

Linux since Glibc 2.2 should recode translation encoding to locale encoding automatically, if environmental variables like LANG and LC_* are properly set.

For FreeBSD you should use gettext port newer than 0.10.40. Enter commands:

cd /usr/ports/devel/gettext
make all install clean WANT_FULL_GETTEXT=1

For really old FreeBSD 4.* versions GNU gettext fails to get locale encoding from it's name and uses /usr/local/share/gettext/intl/config.charset table. So you need to exit that file and a line like lt_LT.UTF-8 UTF-8.




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