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Re: Interface localization ?

From: Philippe Roussel
Subject: Re: Interface localization ?
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 18:06:39 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11

On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 04:45:22PM +0100, David Wetzel wrote:
> Chris B. Vetter write:
> > There may be a better way, but here's how I do it:
> > 
> > Since every object that needs to be translated has a title/label, I
> > use the English label in Gorm, then programmatically set every label
> > again using localised strings.
> > 
> > That way, you only need one Gorm file, and a couple of
> > Localisable.strings files.
> That way, you may end up in a not usable GUI because German "Hinzufügen" is a 
> lot longer than 
> Englisch "Add". The only way to do it is a dynamic layout like Renaissance or 
> any browser is doing it.
> Counting pixels reminds me on my first days with computers where I used to 
> draw pixels on papers.
> That was for Amiga who did not have dynamic GUIs before MUI.
> We have 2007 now and should not be dependant on the Users Font size, Screen 
> size etc...

Well, call me lazy but we're in 2007 and I should not have to write an
XML file to build GUIs :o) But I digress, Renaissance is a great tool.

L'espoir, c'est la tension artérielle du fonctionnaire... Michael Petit

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