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Subject [JIRA] Commented: (FOR-18) support multiple languages (i18n)
Date Sat, 13 Nov 2004 23:21:38 GMT
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     Author: Rupert BARROW
    Created: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 5:21 PM
Sorry about this, but I cannot get i18n to work in Forrest 0.6
I have read everything about i18n-foo.html, foo_locale.html, translations/language, etc.

I have not been able to translate menus, tabs or contents.

Please could someone point me to the right direction ?  I promise to contribute a WORKING
default forrest seed site if you get me running ...

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        Key: FOR-18
    Summary: support multiple languages (i18n)
       Type: New Feature

     Status: Open
   Priority: Critical

    Project: Forrest
             Core operations

   Assignee: Juan Jose Pablos
   Reporter: Ralf Hauser

    Created: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 2:27 AM
    Updated: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 5:21 PM

In my current environment to develop static mulitlingual web-sites, I use an ant build.xml
and the m4 macro preprocessor to achieve the following (sample):
1) index.en.m4 gets converted to index.en.html
The *.en.m4 contains all language dependent text (similarly *.de.m4 for German) and includes
index.m4 that contains the page's content layout.
[(^\.)+].m4 includes sitedef.m4 where I define all global parts of the website (e.g. navigation
structure, unique content e.g. phone numbers, filenames, etc.). This in turn includes a sitedefs.en
or, ... respectively for global, language dependent definitions.
2) Dependencies 
a) upon change of [(^\.)+].m4, all depending *.*LANG*.html get rebuilt
b) upon change of sitedef.m4, build.xml, and alike all *.html gets rebuilt
c) upon change of sitedefs.en all *.en.html get rebuilt.

Obviously, I could use the exact same approach to create .xml whereever I created .html before,
but my long-term goal is to get rid of m4. Has anybody already put some thought into how this
would be done with forrest?

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