[plt-scheme] On the Internationalization of DrScheme

From: Paulo Jorge Matos (pocmatos at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Oct 11 05:59:52 EDT 2005

On 07/10/05, Robby Findler <robby at cs.uchicago.edu> wrote:
> At Fri, 7 Oct 2005 08:46:58 +0100, Paulo Jorge Matos wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'll be releasing tonight (8th Oct. 00.00 GMT) the first version of a
> > preliminary translation of DrScheme to Portuguese in the Portuguese
> > Scheme Portal[1]. Although the way PLT-Scheme approaches translation
> > is quite nice, it's not very pratical, I think. Since its use on a
> > larger scale (other applications) is limited, but I think something
> > nicer would be simpler to create (maybe I'm wrong!).
> What did you have in mind?

I'm creating something very simple, which I hope to end in the next
few days (I've been having lot of work) but I'll send it in to know
hear some comments. But it would be something more like gettext. Where
the original english, portuguese whatever language strings would be
'in-code' and translations in other files.

> > However, on DrScheme, what's the best way to keep portuguese
> > translation up-to-date?
> >
> > How are other translation maintainers doing it?
> I'm not sure if this is the answer you're looking for, but people just
> email me the new *-string-constants.ss files, and I check them into the
> SVN repository.

The problem is that if the english string change, get added or deleted
my portuguese strings need to be updated. What's the best way to know
about those changes? (Manually, keeping  updates from SVN?)

The translating still needs some work. Few strings are not translated
since I'm waiting for some comments on it so it is not ready for use
in DrScheme. Do you still want to add them to the SVN or you prefer to
wait until they're completely ready? If you want to check them in I
send send them to you. They're still not on the portal due to the fact
that I'd like to create a page for a translation effort in portuguese
before adding the current translation string but did not had the time.
(always the time...)

> > [1] http://sat.inesc-id.pt/~pocm/scheme_portal
> I poked around on the Portuguese Scheme Portal looking for an updated
> file, but I guess it isn't there yet? When it does arrive, please just
> send me a link to the file.
> Thanks,
> Robby

Thanks a lot and sorry for the response delay,
Paulo Jorge Matos - pocm at sat inesc-id pt
Web: http://sat.inesc-id.pt/~pocm
Computer and Software Engineering

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