[Pharo-project] Localization and translation

Jan van de Sandt jvdsandt at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 11:28:13 CET 2012


A really good package for everything related to Locales, translation and
I18N is ICU [1].

I use the C version of this library through NativeBoost. Currently only
part of the functionality is available in Smalltalk but this can easily be


[1] http://site.icu-project.org/
[2] http://ss3.gemstone.com/ss/ICU.html/Overview /

On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 2:20 AM, Henrik Sperre Johansen <
henrik.s.johansen at veloxit.no> wrote:

>  On 28.10.2012 21:37, Benoit St-Jean wrote:
> Bonjour Stéphane,
> I seem to have found the cause of the problem with Locale and translation
> :  http://code.google.com/p/pharo/issues/detail?id=2424
> Is this migration to gettext still "en route" and active? Was it abandoned?
> If we want a truly multilingual Pharo (and/or at least provide support for
> translation), we should definitely start looking at this very seriously!
> What do you think?
> Anyone working on this localization/translation stuff ?
> -----------------
> Benoit St-Jean
> Yahoo! Messenger: bstjean
> A standpoint is an intellectual horizon of radius zero.
> (Albert Einstein)
>    Gettext is purely for translating and still exists afaik, as an
> external package.
> Rationale at the time being that translations don't belong in a core
> image, but rather support for them loaded if one is developing a
> multi-language application.
> Localization support in the sense of getting numbers/dates etc. printed
> correctly is fairly basic, limited to what you see in the Locale class.
> Obviously, this isn't good enough for, say, a webapp whose consumers
> aren't tied to the current system locale, for that interfacing the CLDR has
> been suggested, but not prioritized by anyone.
> Cheers,
> Henry
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