#38 Localization support

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nobody
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2007-03-28
2006-07-15
Mark Hale
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All strings appear to be hard-coded in the UI and not
retrieved from resource bundles. It is therefore
impractical to write localizations.

Discussion

  • Jake Kasprzak
    Jake Kasprzak
    2006-11-01

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    Hello.

    Thank you for mentioning this. I personally have given this
    some thought, and I believe that addition of resource
    bundles for internationalization and localization purposes
    would be a good a idea. However, as you mention, strings are
    hard-coded in the source files, and it would take very much
    time to make it so that all strings that must be moved from
    there are moved into resource bundles. But if we can get
    enough people who can translate these strings into many
    different languages, it may be worth it. And considering
    that people in many different countries have used this
    software, it is possible that we may be able to get this done.

    I would also like to apologize for not getting back to you
    earlier about this. I have actually looked into this issue
    since you brought it up. I have been looking to learn more
    about such topics as the ResourceBundle class, how these
    resource bundle files may be best formatted, etc. But
    perhaps I should have gotten back to you to inform you that
    I have been checking to see how we may able to get this done.

    Thanks again,

    J.K.

     
  • Jake Kasprzak
    Jake Kasprzak
    2006-11-01

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    Hello.

    Thank you for mentioning this. I personally have given this
    some thought, and I believe that addition of resource
    bundles for internationalization and localization purposes
    would be a good a idea. However, as you mention, strings are
    hard-coded in the source files, and it would take very much
    time to make it so that all strings that must be moved from
    there are moved into resource bundles. But if we can get
    enough people who can translate these strings into many
    different languages, it may be worth it. And considering
    that people in many different countries have used this
    software, it is possible that we may be able to get this done.

    I would also like to apologize for not getting back to you
    earlier about this. I have actually looked into this issue
    since you brought it up. I have been looking to learn more
    about such topics as the ResourceBundle class, how these
    resource bundle files may be best formatted, etc. But
    perhaps I should have gotten back to you to inform you that
    I have been checking to see how we may able to get this done.

    Thanks again,

    J.K.

     
  • Cyberdemon
    Cyberdemon
    2007-03-28

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    Would be really nice to have...

     
  • Cyberdemon
    Cyberdemon
    2007-03-28

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