Xt translated labels ?

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at ens-lyon.org
Tue Nov 7 17:58:00 PST 2006


Glynn Clements, le Fri 25 Aug 2006 15:22:31 +0100, a écrit :
> Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > Xt is great in that you can change application labels etc.  But there
> > does not seem to be any agreement on how it might be possible to have Xt
> > applications automatically translated according to the current locale. I
> > mean, there could be
> > 
> > /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/fr/
> > /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/fr_BE/
> > /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/de/
> > /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/jp/
> > etc.
> > 
> > containing the translated labels, and XtVaOpenApplications should not
> > only look at /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults, but also at the directory
> > corresponding to the current locale, for getting the translated labels.
> > 
> > Any thoughts?
> It already does this, except the locale has to come first, i.e. 
> /usr/lib/X11/fr/app-defaults/ etc.
> The default search path for app-defaults (and similar) files is:
> 	/usr/lib/X11/%L/%T/%N%C%S:\
> 	/usr/lib/X11/%l/%T/%N%C%S:\
> 	/usr/lib/X11/%T/%N%C%S:\
> 	/usr/lib/X11/%L/%T/%N%S:\
> 	/usr/lib/X11/%l/%T/%N%S:\
> 	/usr/lib/X11/%T/%N%S
> Note that the application will only use the first matching file,

We have a problem with this default: this is not sufficient, it should
also include %l_%t.%c, %l.%c and %l_%t between %L and %l.

As an instance, let's consider the catalan language, and ca_*,
ca_ES at euro, ca_ES.UTF-8, ca_ES at valencia and ca_ES.UTF-8 at valencia
locales.  We need to be able to:

- provide a generic catalan translation, stored in
  /usr/lib/X11/ca/apps-default (8bit version) and
  /usr/lib/X11/ca.UTF-8/apps-default (UTF-8 version).
  So that all ca_* and ca_*.UTF-8 locales will find catalan
- provide a spanish catalan translation, stored in
  /usr/lib/X11/ca_ES/apps-default (8bit version) and
  /usr/lib/X11/ca_ES.UTF-8/apps-default (UTF-8 version).
  so that ca_ES@* and ca_ES.UTF-8@* locales will get better
- provide a valencia-specific spanish catalan translation, stored in
  /usr/lib/X11/ca_ES at valencia/apps-default (8bit version) and
  /usr/lib/X11/ca_ES.UTF-8 at valencia/apps-default (UTF-8 version).
  so that ca_ES at valencia and ca_ES.UTF-8 at valencia locales will get
  better localization.

So I'd suggest to introduce %l_%t.%c, %l.%c and %l_%t between %L and %l
in the filesearchpath for getting correct translations in all of the
above cases, i.e. use


What do people think about this?


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