Re: design question -- localized metadata?

From: Christian Biesinger (
Date: Tue May 14 2002 - 11:44:44 EDT

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    On Tue, May 14, 2002 at 08:33:01AM -0700, Paul Rohr wrote:
    > Oops. I should have thought of this before. How should we localize the
    > metadata property names?
    > Off the cuff, I can think of two alternatives:
    > 1. Localize all keys in the file format. Thus, if your UI is in fr-FR,
    > then we'd store "Auteur", "Sujet", "Titre", etc. as keys.

    You couldn't really use this data then if you use a different UI language,

    > 2. Only store localized versions of custom keys.

    Well, store whatever the user entered as the key.

    > Store all standard key
    > names in the file format, and translate them in the UI.

    I would vote for this solution, since it allows Abiword using different
    languages all use the same metadata.

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