b.xavier at internet.lu
Tue Oct 25 12:33:21 CDT 2005
Here's my link to TAOO's language GUI manager article I just put up!
It's 4 scripts long, but there's far more in a new stack im building
for the purpose of GUI language translations.
While the real "dialog" version is not there yet, there is already
a few 1000 expressions in more than 20 languages ready to be used.
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> Rob Cozens
> Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 5:20 PM
> To: How to use Revolution
> Subject: Re: Multilingual dialogues
> >Had a go with the Profile Manager - but not managed to get
> it to work
> The problem I have with using the Profile Manager is, AFAIK,
> there is no way for the user to add a new profile at runtime;
> so you're stuck with the languages set up when the app ships.
> Updating menu & menuItem names, tool tips, dialog prompts,
> error messages, etc. from a file, local or global variable
> allows your app to be user-translatable -- not limited to
> support for built in languages.
> BTW, I use icons with translatable tool tips in place of
> label text fields. I think it gives my apps a more
> international feel.
> Also, it's fairly simple to design a translation stack that
> opens a text file, displays the contents one line at a time
> above an empty field where the translator can type the text
> in another language, and saves the completed translation in a
> new file. This is much friendlier than telling the user,
> "Use you text editor to translate the language file" me thinks.
> You might check out how Serendipity Library does it
> (including the translation substack)
> <http://wecode.org/serendipity/>. To do so:
> * Download sdbTools.rev and place it in the Revolution PlugIn folder
> * Download Serendipity_Library.rev and place it in the folder
> you use for Revolution development & testing
> * Download Serendipity_Library.sga, and expand the archive
> using sdbTools' "Expand a Folder" menuItem under "File"
> * See the Read Me stacks in the archive folder
> Rob Cozens CCW
> Serendipity Software Company
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