[Cuis-dev] Locale Plugin and Gettext package

Nicola Mingotti nmingotti at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 04:27:19 PDT 2021

hi hilaire,

sorry for brute typing, i am in fair, writing from phone.

it seems a useful infrastructure package, i could give you an hand.

but, for the moment i have more urgent holes to cover. i have almost done a
port of an old Squeak Postgres package. and it it would be great if i could
extend Regex to manage non greedy patterns, on this at the moment i am

so, i can help you but not in short time, say, not before new year.


On Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 11:51 AM Hilaire Fernandes via Cuis-dev <
cuis-dev at lists.cuis.st> wrote:

> Hello,
> A while ago, more than 10 years. I ported to Pharo the original
> Gettext[1] package developed by the Etoys team[2], to use it with DrGeo.
> Gettext is a system to translate the string in an image. It is
> originally a C library. There is then a whole ecosystem to manage the
> translation of the application[3]. The translations are done per domain
> correlated with class category in Smalltalk. So you can manage
> translation with different .po files per class category. It is a very
> valuable addition when you are targeting end user, out of the English
> sphere.
> To work it requires the LocalePlugin to be used in the Smalltalk system,
> to detect which locale to use and which translation file to use.
> The gettext package in the Pharo community has continued to evolve with
> fixes[2]. It is used by people developing end user web application. The
> Squeak community seems to have completely forgotten about it. So a port
> to Cuis should be done from the Pharo version found in SmalltalkHub or GIT.
> This is a port I will have to do for DrGeo. Other people interested to
> join in the effort?
> Best
> Hilaire
> [1 ] https://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/
> [2] http://smalltalkhub.com/
> [3] https://translations.launchpad.net/drgeo
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