localized content (was Re: [Bug] MS Word Import .dot==.doc?)

Subject: localized content (was Re: [Bug] MS Word Import .dot==.doc?)
From: Paul Rohr (paul@abisource.com)
Date: Fri Mar 09 2001 - 15:07:33 CST

At 08:15 PM 3/9/01 +0000, Alan Horkan wrote:
>templates will have to be localised. Shouldn't Strings && Help &&
>Templates all be in a "locale" directory like the way Mozilla does it?


You and Tim Allen should combine forces to figure out what should be done
here. (He's made similar points about localized README files.) Basically
there are two ways to do locale-specific fanout for the stuff we distribute:

1. Put the locales at top-level, with functionality below
2. Put the functionality at top-level, with locale fanouts below

#1 is more convenient to the whole "language pack" concept. #2 is more
similar to how we do platform fanouts in the rest of the source tree. I
forget which way we currently have the abi/user tree arranged, and it may or
may not differ from the fanout used in a binary installation.

IIRC, there's also existing code which takes advantage of whichever fanout
we use to locate the relevant help files for your locale (with fallbacks,
too, right?).

If there's consensus on which way is the Right Thing to do this, then it's
better to make the change earlier rather than later.

>i want to get a Formal and Personal Letter Template done for
>en-US/en-GB, de-DE, fr-FR (and maybe ga-IE) and post them.
>I should probably starty by break the POW down into parts and submit
>that back.

Sounds good.


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