#208 Implement localisation.

Enhancement
open
7
2013-03-29
2010-09-05
David Benn
No

Implement localisation for at least 2 reasons:

1. To make messages in VStar readable by all.
2. To fix number parsing errors such as that shown to me by the German Citizen Sky 2 participant today.

Discussion

  • David Benn

    David Benn - 2010-09-06
    • priority: 8 --> 9
     
  • David Benn

    David Benn - 2010-09-08

    Also: Spanish, Portugese, ...?

     
  • David Benn

    David Benn - 2010-10-28
    • summary: Implement localisation --> Implement localisation (numbers primarily)
     
  • David Benn

    David Benn - 2010-11-06

    Jaime has suggested moving all menu item, dialog box text to files. Indeed, this is within the scope of this tracker item. We will probably use Java resource bundles to do this.

     
  • David Benn

    David Benn - 2011-01-11

    Aaron commented in this tracker (closed as duplicate):

    https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=2993008&group_id=263306&atid=1152052

    English is the language of astronomy in that professional
    meetings/conferences/etc. are almost always held in English regardless of
    the host nation. So localization is probably less important for us than to
    other fields. With that said, it of course would be nice.

    I'm not sure how localization works. For example, is it easier to do an
    entire program at once or can you do it piecemeal? If the latter, then one
    area to focus on would be the comma vs. decimal point issue that some
    European nations have (11.3 = 11,3). This was relatively common for me when
    I first coded WebObs. Most europeans know how to fix this, but not all. So,
    again, low priority but if someone wants to work on it, that's cool too.

     
  • David Benn

    David Benn - 2011-01-11
    • summary: Implement localisation (numbers primarily) --> Implement localisation (numbers, text)
     
  • David Benn

    David Benn - 2011-01-11

    Note that some localisation we get for free, e.g. in file dialog.

     
  • David Benn

    David Benn - 2011-02-14
    • priority: 9 --> 7
    • summary: Implement localisation (numbers, text) --> Implement localisation.
     
  • David Benn

    David Benn - 2011-02-14

    See tracker 3108092 re: numbers. This has been fixed, tested by Heinz.

    The key remaining issue is to create and use resources for text strings for different locales.

     
  • David Benn

    David Benn - 2012-07-15
    • priority: 7 --> 9
     
  • David Benn

    David Benn - 2012-07-15

    This needs to be done ASAP for Jaime.

     
  • David Benn

    David Benn - 2013-03-29
     
  • David Benn

    David Benn - 2013-03-29

    Note that a substantial portion of text has been localised in the last couple of releases, initially targeting Spanish.

     
  • David Benn

    David Benn - 2013-03-29
    • priority: 9 --> 7
     

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