From: Tansley, Robert <robert.tansley@hp...> - 2005-06-23 03:33:31
> Is there a list of language property files available ?
No list yet -- I know there are language files for at least Japanese and
Chinese floating around somewhere. Hopefully these will be added to the
source code for the full 1.3 release.
Authors of language files please feel free to upload them to the Wiki or
submit them as a patch!
> I'm currently looking for a French translation as well as one=20
> in Bahasa=20
> I'm also very curious what people are thinking about the metadata=20
> translation issue. Is there an architecture for this at the moment?
At the moment, the underlying DSpace database and APIs do support
multi-lingual metadata to a degree -- every DC metadata field has an ISO
639/ language field w/ optional country code, e.g. "en", "en_US", "fr"
etc. However various parts of the UI don't take advantage of this,
particularly the deposit UI, item display, and the search and browse
pages. The deposit UI and various import tools really all need to set
this language field appropriately, so that other parts of the system can
react accordingly (e.g. display metadata in preferred language etc.)