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From "Adrian A." <a.adrian.t...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Updated: (CLK-624) Add missing translations for Date Field
Date Tue, 16 Feb 2010 09:42:10 GMT
> This patch injects javascript that defines Date.month, Date.monthAbbreviations, Date.dayNames
and Date.dayAbbreviations with values from DateFormatSymbols. With these definition the date
string generated by the javascript calendar is always a valid date that can be parsed by java's
dateparser. So the list of supported languages are then no longer needed.
>
> Regarding the remaining translations, I would *strongly* prefer that they were read from
the DateField property file and injected into the javascript the same way as month names.
So that all string are translated in the same way.
+1 for this Java approach (for all languages of course).
It's the same way it's done for the CountrySelect control, where it's 
the responsibility of the JDK to generate the country names and country 
ISO codes (it does that for much more languages we could possibly 
translate to).

Even, more, IMHO if there are other i18n messages in the JDK that we 
could re-use in other components, it might be a good idea to collect 
that info in a WIKI page, so that future components don't have to 
"reinvent the wheel" :).

Adrian.


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