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From "Rick Hillegas (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DERBY-5878) Add message argument names, as comments, to English message file produced by MessageBuilder.
Date Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:28:33 GMT

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Rick Hillegas commented on DERBY-5878:
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Tests passed cleanly for me on derby-5878-01-aa-argsAsComments.diff. Committed at subversion
revision 1365552.
                
> Add message argument names, as comments, to English message file produced by MessageBuilder.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-5878
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-5878
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Build tools
>    Affects Versions: 10.10.0.0
>            Reporter: Rick Hillegas
>            Assignee: Rick Hillegas
>         Attachments: derby-5878-01-aa-argsAsComments.diff
>
>
> The MessageBuilder program turns messages.xml into two output files:
> 1) The DITA source for the Reference Guide section on error messages.
> 2) The messages_en.properties file of engine messages.
> All of the translators I have dealt with want to use (2) as the English input for their
translations. I believe this is because translators have written their own tools and those
tools expect to work on properties files.
> Messages may have arguments. Those arguments appear as sub-elements of the messages in
messages.xml. The arguments turn up in (1) but are thrown away when MessageBuilder produces
(2). We can help translators do a better job by also writing the arguments as comments in
(2).

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