On Fri, 2008-10-17 at 14:44 +0800, Tom Verlinden wrote:
> Hi all
> First off, congratulations on your first official release!
> I downloaded the Windows setup file and it installed without a hitch.
> Apart from the icon,
Oh dear, can't satisfy everyone :)
> I liked the changes since RC1. The alternating background color, the
> effortless opening of MO files, the disappearance of the Error log
> prompt on exit... They all make the user experience just that little
> more enjoyable.
> > * Spell checker for the translation and original text
> I missed that, though. How does it work? The wiki says it might not
> work on all Windows systems. What's the deal?
We're using enchant and gtk-spell. Not sure what state spell checking
is on the Windows builds though. We work hard to get the correct spell
checker depending on what the target text language is.
> Also, I haven't been able to enjoy my own translation of the PO file
> yet. :-(
> What I get now on opening Virtaal is a mixture of Dutch and English
> menu items and GUI strings.
I assume you mean the GTK+ stuff is there (e.g. Exit, Open). But the
Virtaal stuff is missing.
> How does one change the language of the user interface? Apparently,
> some of it (the Gtk+ part) is done automatically, and some of it (the
> Virtaal part) isn't. I tried copying the virtaal.mo file from the NL
> folder to the EN-GB folder, but that didn't solve the problem.
Can you try to set an environment variable:
and see if that helps. I assume you will need to be in the directory of
the Virtaal executable.
> I would like to add that the absence of an option to change the GUI
> language is one of the main reasons why I'm not a big fan of Gtk+.
The platform should really do this not the software. But changing
languages with command line options is not ideal on Windows. We'll need
to think about how to do this.
> Any ideas greatly appreciated.
> Once again, congratulations and keep up the good work!!
> PS: I added yet another suggestion to the wiki: saving of files in a
> different file format, e.g. save MO files as PO files, and vice versa.
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