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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Message translation question
Date Wed, 31 Aug 2005 20:37:24 GMT
Thanks for the clarification, Dan. With community backing, I suppose 
that a release coordinator could tighten this up.

Cheers,
-Rick

Daniel John Debrunner wrote:

>Rick Hillegas wrote:
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>>Thanks, Andrew. Now let me compound the confusion: The Supported
>>Territories section of the Derby Reference Manual lists some nine
>>languages which Derby claims to support. A reasonable person might
>>suppose this means that, if you use one of these locales, then you'll be
>>able to understand your first syntax error rather than puzzling over a
>>"Message ID not found" diagnostic.
>>
>>o Is the release coordinator responsible for rounding up translators for
>>all nine languages?
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>No. If no-one has volunteered to translate new messages into, say
>French, that so be it. It's exactly the same as if no-one had
>volunteered to fix a (non show-stopper) bug. The release would go out
>with the bug and similarly the release would go out with a few errors
>that would display English text when in a French locale.
>
>Maybe we could be more proactive and have a page (automatically
>generated) that showed which messages had not been translated, thus
>allowing volunteers to submit such translations.
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>>o Or might it be helpful to add some explanation to the Supported
>>Territories section to adjust users' expectations? If so, what should we
>>say? What distinguishes supported from unsupported locales?
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>I think supported means that a locale file exists, and unsupported means
>it doesn't and you will get error messages in English.
>
>Dan.
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