[Pharo-project] Gettext package?

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Wed May 25 13:31:37 CEST 2011

> If you want to keep and improve the existing "localisation & translation" support, I think it's a good idea to integrate Gettext. It uses a format that is used beyond the Smalltalk community. 


> But I guess the above depends wether the 'core' Pharo tools require some "translation" support. And I don't think they do, i.e: I don't think we want a french version of the system browser ;-)


> They might require "localisation" without the translation (i.e. date format etc.) but Gettext is not about that. Any internationalization support is more a package to be used by applications developed in Pharo. 
> My use of Gettext, for example, is for translation support in Seaside apps. Hilaire uses it for Dr. Geo.
> Of course, GemStone and Visualworks also come with an internationalization library integrated in the basic image (not entirely sure about VW).
> If I do more work using Gettext, I can certainly do something for its integration in Pharo.

excellent so let us know.

> Johan

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