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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Message translation question
Date Wed, 31 Aug 2005 18:02:46 GMT
Who rounds up translators? Is localization (to languages other than 
American English) left to productizing groups outside the community 
after Apache Derby posts a release?

-Rick

David Van Couvering wrote:

> Great, sounds reasonable, thanks.
>
> David
>
> Daniel John Debrunner wrote:
>
>> David Van Couvering wrote:
>>
>>  
>>
>>> I am curious.  What process is followed when someone adds a new message
>>> to messages.properties.  How do folks who want these messages 
>>> translated
>>> find out what new messages need to be translated in each release?
>>>   
>>
>>
>> Couple of options:
>>
>> 1) The translator keeps a copy of the english messages.properties
>> (either directly or through an svn version number) and performs a diff
>> of the orignal and the new file when they want to translate.
>>
>>
>> 2) Just for added messages, one can write a simple Java program that
>> shows which messages exist in the english file but not in the translated
>> file. This is easy because the message files are properties files, thus
>> they can easily be loaded as properties objects and compared.
>>
>> Dan.
>>
>>  
>>


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