[ic] Stupid limits

Stefan Hornburg racke at linuxia.de
Thu Mar 2 04:48:21 EST 2006

Elver Loho wrote:
> Hi!
> We've been using a flat tab-separated text file for translations so
> far. Since we're expanding, we want to move to a database-based
> localization system.
> There are some problems, however.
> Thing is, we created a table for localization in MySQL and populated
> it with a mixture of latin1 and utf8-encoded strings from the current
> translation system. It had the needed fields. When interchange was
> configured to use it, it _completely changed the structure of the
> table_...
> The code field was limited to 16 characters -- a limitation not part
> of the flat text file and which caused some fields to be truncated.
> Furthermore, it seems that interchange also messed up the character
> set encodings of various fields.
> So, should we just keep on using the current system? Or is there a fix for this?

Advise Interchange to keep its hands off this table with "NoImport".


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