LiveCode Localization?

Phil Davis revdev at
Mon Mar 18 00:03:38 EDT 2019

On 3/17/19 5:31 PM, Phil Davis via use-livecode wrote:
> Hi Kee,
> I support a training development & delivery system that currently 
> supports training in English, Spanish and Arabic. The training dev 
> environment is English only, but the training content you can create 
> with it can be in those other languages. When we added support for 
> Arabic a couple of years ago, we switched from trying to maintain 
> everything in custom properties and using a separate template stack 
> for each language, to storing all language-specific settings (RTL vs 
> LTR, etc) and default content in YAML files. Now we can easily add new 
> languages with no changes needed to code (at least in theory - it 
> seems to work out perfectly).
Oops - should say "it NEVER seems to work out perfectly."
> To add a new language, we clone an existing YAML file and translate 
> it, and adjust the RTL/LTR training UI orientation settings as needed. 
> Add the YAML file into the next build of the content editor and Bob's 
> your uncle.
> Best -
> Phil Davis
> On 3/16/19 1:17 PM, kee nethery via use-livecode wrote:
>> Does anyone on this list have an app that you localize into other 
>> languages (French, German, Japanese, etc)?
>> If so, I’d like to ask you how you support localization. Want to see 
>> if there is a common method since LiveCode does not support the 
>> techniques used by macOS, iOS, Android, Windows.
>> Thanks,
>> Kee Nethery
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