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From Enke Michael <Michael.E...@wincor-nixdorf.com>
Subject Re: i18n: empty translation in XMLResourceBundle?
Date Wed, 03 Apr 2002 17:09:08 GMT
Konstantin Piroumian wrote:
> 
> > From: Enke Michael [mailto:Michael.Enke@wincor-nixdorf.com]
> > Konstantin Piroumian wrote:
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Enke Michael [mailto:Michael.Enke@wincor-nixdorf.com]
> > > > Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 5:02 PM
> > > > To: cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org
> > > > Subject: i18n: empty translation in XMLResourceBundle?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Hello,
> > > > I saw in I18nTransformer.java a comment:
> > > > <li>Introduce empty translation (XMLResourceBundle)
> > > > How does it work? Or is it only planned?
> > >
> > > Look a little upper: it's in the 'Future work' section.
> > Have no time right
> > > now to implement it and I've never understood the real use
> > of it. Why don't
> > > you use 'default' translation possibility?
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Konstantin Piroumian
> >
> > Hi Konstantin,
> > the reason for empty translation:
> > I get the relation, if lower, greater or equal from a database.
> > Also the DB-column I get from a table in the DB. So I translate:
> > For relation >=                        "From Department"
> > For relation <=                        "To Department"
> > And for relation = I want to translate "Department" (without
> > From, To or anything else).
> >
> > The solution would be very very simple:
> > Remove the trim() in XMLResourceBundle. This is my proposal.
> > Than I can write: <message key="="> </message> and this will no longer
> > result in an untranslated-text.
> > Anyhow, <message key="="></message> will result in an
> > untranslated-text
> 
> Did you try: <i18n:text key="=">Default text</i18n:text>? I don't remember
> how exactly does it act, but if it does not find translation for "=" then it
> will either show 'Default text' or try to find translation for it.

I don't want to have 'Default text' nor any other text.

> Btw, did you try &nbsp; in dictionary?

Yes, this works, but the alignment doesn't look good, e.g. this:
>From Department
To Department
 Department
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