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Disabling language files in Windows installer doesn't affect Gtk localizations #2090

danpla opened this issue Feb 19, 2019 · 2 comments


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commented Feb 19, 2019

The "Language Files" option of the Windows' installer only disables language files for Geany, but not for Gtk runtime. As a result, the installation takes 68.7 MB, 33.5 MB (49%) of which are MO files of Gtk in "share/locale" folder. However, the real issue is not the disk space but the fact that the interface becomes partially translated.

The same problem is with the installer for plugins.


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commented Mar 3, 2019

Yes, this is some sort of intended because it is not that easy to seperate the GTK stack translations from the rest and so I decided to just live with it, especially as disk space is not a real problem nowadays.

But I didn't really realise the other mentioned problem: partially translated interface. This is in fact quite bad. I might work on this at some point but would be happy if anyone likes to contribute a patch.

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commented Apr 22, 2019

It turned out it was actualy quite easy to solve.

The only drawback is that now GTK/dependency translations will be installed if translations are selected but GTK runtime/dependencies are not selected. Hope that's ok.
Preventing this is possible but would require quite some logic and more code in the installer for a probably uncommon combination.

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