[Cuis-dev] Locale Plugin and Gettext package
David T. Lewis
lewis at mail.msen.com
Sat Oct 30 17:30:43 PDT 2021
For information - GetText is still being used and maintained
in the latest Squeak trunk development image. I asked about it
on the Squeak list and received this reply from Marcel Taeumel:
I have not seen any other discussions of GetText on the Squeak
list in a long time, but maybe that it is because it just works.
I am not an expert in this topic, so I do not know if this is helpful.
On Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 11:51:19AM +0200, Hilaire Fernandes via Cuis-dev wrote:
> A while ago, more than 10 years. I ported to Pharo the original
> Gettext package developed by the Etoys team, 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. 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
> 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. 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?
> [1 ] https://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/
>  http://smalltalkhub.com/
>  https://translations.launchpad.net/drgeo
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