[Seaside] internationalization

Philippe Marschall philippe.marschall at gmail.com
Sat May 23 16:49:37 UTC 2009

2009/5/23 Sean Allen <sean at monkeysnatchbanana.com>:
> From the pier list...
> On May 6, 2009, at 2:26 AM, Lukas Renggli wrote:
>>> Ok, after said that, I want to add int18 to my website but I don't want
>>> to
>>> touch Pier code. So, the solution I thought is this:
>> That would be a goal for the next big release then. I created an
>> issue: <http://code.google.com/p/pier/issues/detail?id=95>.
>> We were sort of thinking of providing an internationalization package
>> as part of Seaside 2.9, because this is something quite a lot of
>> people want. Especially in the context of web applications. However we
>> didn't do anything yet.
> At some point in the not so close yet not so distant future of the
> application
> we are porting over to seaside, we are going to have to internationalize it
> ( existing application currently has translation for english, spanish,
> french &
> german + localization etc ).
> I'd rather not be coming up with a solution when one is already being worked
> on.
> Is this something that is going to happen in the not so distant future? If
> yes,
> how can we contribute.
> If no, we'll move ahead with a solution that works for our specific scenario
> and perhaps it works for others.
> Something that is part of Seaside itself and won't be broken by future
> updates
> is obviously the ideal.

I trying to convince people to rip gettext out of OLPC. The big
advantage would be all the existing third part tools that support it
and the Smalltalk side would be fairly simple. It would require a bit
of customization (mostly deletes and renames) to comply with "Seaside
standards" that that part should also be fairly easy.


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