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 13.5.1 AM_GNU_GETTEXT in `gettext.m4'
 The `AM_GNU_GETTEXT' macro tests for the presence of the GNU gettext
 function family in either the C library or a separate `libintl' library
 (shared or static libraries are both supported) or in the package's
 `intl/' directory.  It also invokes `AM_PO_SUBDIRS', thus preparing the
 `po/' directories of the package for building.
    `AM_GNU_GETTEXT' accepts up to three optional arguments.  The general
 syntax is
    INTLSYMBOL can be `external' or `no-libtool'.  The default (if it is
 not specified or empty) is `no-libtool'.  INTLSYMBOL should be
 `external' for packages with no `intl/' directory.  For packages with
 an `intl/' directory, you can either use an INTLSYMBOL equal to
 `no-libtool', or you can use `external' and override by using the macro
 `AM_GNU_GETTEXT_INTL_SUBDIR' elsewhere.  The two ways to specify the
 existence of an `intl/' directory are equivalent.  At build time, a
 static library `$(top_builddir)/intl/libintl.a' will then be created.
    If NEEDSYMBOL is specified and is `need-ngettext', then GNU gettext
 implementations (in libc or libintl) without the `ngettext()' function
 will be ignored.  If NEEDSYMBOL is specified and is
 `need-formatstring-macros', then GNU gettext implementations that don't
 support the ISO C 99 `<inttypes.h>' formatstring macros will be ignored.
 Only one NEEDSYMBOL can be specified.  These requirements can also be
 specified by using the macro `AM_GNU_GETTEXT_NEED' elsewhere.  To
 specify more than one requirement, just specify the strongest one among
 them, or invoke the `AM_GNU_GETTEXT_NEED' macro several times.  The
 hierarchy among the various alternatives is as follows:
 `need-formatstring-macros' implies `need-ngettext'.
    INTLDIR is used to find the intl libraries.  If empty, the value
 `$(top_builddir)/intl/' is used.
    The `AM_GNU_GETTEXT' macro determines whether GNU gettext is
 available and should be used.  If so, it sets the `USE_NLS' variable to
 `yes'; it defines `ENABLE_NLS' to 1 in the autoconf generated
 configuration file (usually called `config.h'); it sets the variables
 `LIBINTL' and `LTLIBINTL' to the linker options for use in a Makefile
 (`LIBINTL' for use without libtool, `LTLIBINTL' for use with libtool);
 it adds an `-I' option to `CPPFLAGS' if necessary.  In the negative
 case, it sets `USE_NLS' to `no'; it sets `LIBINTL' and `LTLIBINTL' to
 empty and doesn't change `CPPFLAGS'.
    The complexities that `AM_GNU_GETTEXT' deals with are the following:
    * Some operating systems have `gettext' in the C library, for example
      glibc.  Some have it in a separate library `libintl'.  GNU
      `libintl' might have been installed as part of the GNU `gettext'
    * GNU `libintl', if installed, is not necessarily already in the
      search path (`CPPFLAGS' for the include file search path,
      `LDFLAGS' for the library search path).
    * Except for glibc, the operating system's native `gettext' cannot
      exploit the GNU mo files, doesn't have the necessary locale
      dependency features, and cannot convert messages from the
      catalog's text encoding to the user's locale encoding.
    * GNU `libintl', if installed, is not necessarily already in the run
      time library search path.  To avoid the need for setting an
      environment variable like `LD_LIBRARY_PATH', the macro adds the
      appropriate run time search path options to the `LIBINTL' and
      `LTLIBINTL' variables.  This works on most systems, but not on
      some operating systems with limited shared library support, like
    * GNU `libintl' relies on POSIX/XSI `iconv'.  The macro checks for
      linker options needed to use iconv and appends them to the
      `LIBINTL' and `LTLIBINTL' variables.
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