[PD] multi-language help patches

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 27 00:44:49 CET 2016

Ok, so which html reference system should I leverage here?  Where will 
the html files get stored, and how do we get from clicking the link in the 
help patch (I'm assuming we're still using the current help patches to show 
a simple demo of the object) to opening the html doc in the correct language? 

    On Friday, February 26, 2016 4:34 PM, Dan Wilcox <danomatika at gmail.com> wrote:

 I think what implying is that maybe Pd *doesn’t* need to handle it. Simply, Pd could open a local webpage, similar to how the Processing “Find in reference” context menu option works when highlighting a function in the editor.
Not to say you/we can’t work out a file format/system to handle alot of this, but I’m thinking that html reference already works well for many other contexts an doesn’t require building new formats/systems to solve alot of the same problems.
Dan Wilcox

On Feb 26, 2016, at 2:08 PM, Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com> wrote:
html could be leveraged, but I'm really looking for a spec for how Pd 
handles it.  Is it a GUI widget?  An abstraction?  A canvas method?  A new 
"#" directive?
Do the translations get saved along with the help patch, or are they stored in 
a directory and fetched when needed?  Etc.

    On Friday, February 26, 2016 1:02 PM, Dan Wilcox <danomatika at gmail.com> wrote:

I'll implement any *clear* spec for multi-language help patches someone comes up 
with with the following constraints:1. it separates design from content.2. in only requires documentation writers to care about content.3. it does not pigeonhole help patches into having a single, ugly design4. documentation writers will be guaranteed that whatever they write, it won't 
overlap patch content.5. it is maintainable and scalable

Sounds like .html.
Dan Wilcox

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