[PD] more fun with translations

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 28 22:22:01 CET 2012

----- Original Message -----

> From: Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at>
> To: Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com>
> Cc: "pd-list at iem.at list" <pd-list at iem.at>
> Sent: Friday, December 28, 2012 2:39 PM
> Subject: Re: [PD] more fun with translations


> No, the idea would be there would be an editor for them, so that the strings
> can be extracted and put up on transifex, and then downloaded and inserted
> into a patch file.  That would be the method for bulk translation.

Doesn't Transifex make Pd-Extended dependent and to some extent locked in
to a commercial web service?

> Making this part of the normal Pd editor would be harder.  There would need to
> be a way for a patch to be marked with a locale, something like:
> #X declare -locale fr_CA
> Then that would make all 'text' items assumed to be fr_CA.  Then there 
> would
> need to be a way to change the visible locale.  Seems tricky to do it right in
> the UI.  That's why a compiled technique is appealing.
> pob just suggested another route, which is sticking the locale in the file
> name, i.e bang-help.fr.pd

Hm, that is probably (and unfortunately) necessary because Pd patches cannot
automatically adjust themselves vertically to make room if more lines of text are
needed.  So if you have a one-line comment in English that turns into two lines in
French, your system of text_po will end up with overlapping text and thus illegible

BTW-- matju's GF helpsystem _does_ adjust vertical space as needed. :)


> .hc

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