Serendipity Library Update 20020930

Rob Cozens rcozens at pon.net
Mon Sep 30 15:26:01 EDT 2002


Hi All,

Serendipity Library Update 20020930 is now available at 
http://www.oenolog.com/ftp/serendipity_downloader.htm

This is the first version to include a German translation of Library 
messages & prompts, and it also adds two new capabilities:

*  SDB Utilities' File menu now includes a "Convert Text File" 
menuItem which saves a copy of a text file with line endings 
appropriate for a specified platform.  Why would one need this when 
the MC engine automatically handles translation?  I use it for Read 
Me & license text files that ship with my Rev files but are not 
opened by the MC engine.

*  An "Edit Fields" menuItem has been added to SDB database stacks' 
Edit Menu.  This allows the user to retrieve and edit individual 
fields of the current record by field number.

I would like to mark the introduction of German language capabilities 
with overdue thanks to all testers and translators.  They are 
acknowledged in the Read Me file; but for those who do not go there:

Thanks to:

* Sannyasin Sivakatirswami and Ken Ray for initial design critiques 
and tips on cross-platform scripting.

* Sjoerd Op 't Land, whose sound translation made the audio feedback 
mechanism possible.

* Björnke von Gierke, whose suggestions led to an adjustable audio 
feedback and improvements in the Library Translation screen.

* Jose L. Rodriguez Illera, whose critique reminded me not to lock 
out MetaCard developers with Revolution-specific syntax and who 
created Mensajes en español.txt.

* Terry Vogelaar, who pointed out the need for ASCII-ANSI conversion 
of high-order characters and created Nederlandse Berichten.txt.

* Yves Coppé, who created Alertes en Français.txt.

* Klaus Major, who created Deutsche Texte.txt.

If there is anyone out there who might consider translating the 
Library's 188 lines of labels, tool tips, menu & menuItem, names, 
error messages, etc. into another language--especially Italian or 
Portuguese--please contact me privately and give me an opportunity to 
gently twist your arm a bit.  The Library includes a screen that 
facilitates line-by-line translation, and you now have the choice of 
translating from Dutch, French, German, or Spanish as alternatives to 
English.

-- 

Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company
http://www.oenolog.com/who.htm

"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)



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