#20 Localization


I been using gthrumb to watch my comics and I have to
say this is the program I been looking for. Well now I
found it :).

I wander how difficult can it be to translate Comix to
other idioms (I talk spanish). I can help you if you
guide me. I know Python, but I've got lost in this
monolithic code, all in one script.

There is also the GNOME Translation Proyect:


  • Pontus Ekberg

    Pontus Ekberg - 2005-12-29

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    l10n or i18n is a good idea, I've thought of it before but I
    guess now is a good time to deal with it.

    I saw your patches, and it looks good. However I think it is
    wiser to go the gettext way since many people is familiar
    with it. There is also a standard gettext python module, so
    there will be no extra dependencies. After many hours I have
    finally made Comix fully translatable with a .pot template
    file. I have also made a swedish translation myself.

    There turned out to be quite a bit of strings that need
    translation. You have already done large bits of the work
    though. If you want to create a new translation by the
    gettext method you are welcome to do so.

    I attach the working copy of Comix 2.4 in which you can find
    the template file that should be translated
    (messages/messages.pot). It should be rather
    self-explanatory. If you want to test the translation you
    should put your filled in file (called comix.po) in a
    subfolder of messages (example:
    messages/es/LC_MESSAGES/comix.po for spanish). Then you
    should run

    `msgfmt.py messages/es/LC_MESSAGES/comix.po'

    (msgfmt.py also attached)

    After that you should be able to run Comix with your
    translation with `./comix' assuming that you have the
    appropriate environmental variables set.

    It is possible that there will be some additions/changes of
    strings that need translation before 2.4 is released, I will
    let you know about that if it happens. There will, ofcourse,
    also be changes in future versions. If you are interested I
    can send you changes as they come (making you the official
    spanish translator of sorts :)).

    Pontus Ekberg

  • Pontus Ekberg

    Pontus Ekberg - 2005-12-29
    • assigned_to: nobody --> herrekberg
  • Pontus Ekberg

    Pontus Ekberg - 2005-12-29


  • maamqqq

    maamqqq - 2005-12-30

    spanish po file

  • maamqqq

    maamqqq - 2005-12-30

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    Hi Pontus.
    Thanks for supporting this. Here is the spanish translation.
    You almost keep the order of the strings so it was a very
    easy task. Some friends are testing but I think it's ok.
    Please check the information in the header of the file.

    Oh and automatic contrast is a great idea! Just like double
    page mode, zips etc. I love this app.

    Let me know when to update. And have a nice ending of year!

    Regards, Manuel Quiñones.

  • Pontus Ekberg

    Pontus Ekberg - 2006-01-01
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