[sword-devel] Front-end localization during installation?
dmsmith at crosswire.org
Sat Feb 19 13:55:22 MST 2011
I believe that anything that uses the NSIS installer can do this. I think this is the case for BibleCS and BibleDesktop. The trick is to only use the NSIS provided, stock messages. Note: this only applies to installation on Windows.
BibleDesktop, by default, will use the user's locale in determining the translation of the UI. If there is none, it will use English.
I would think/hope that the other applications do something similar.
On Feb 19, 2011, at 1:54 PM, David Haslam wrote:
> A good topic for consideration is to lessen the reliance on knowing the
> English language for those front-ends that already have support for changing
> I've come across several applications (unrelated to Bible software) in which
> the installation process gives the user the opportunity to choose the
> application language before the installation Finish dialog.
> Xiphos would be an obvious candidate for this, but other front-ends could do
> likewise when the number of supported locales has reached "critical mass".
> Further to this, there could even be some provision made for ensuring the
> user has a suitable font for the required language, and if not, then for the
> installation dialog to include a step to fetch and install the font before
> the Finish.
> To make all this even smoother, then each front-end website should be
> translated into as many languages as the application supports.
> All this would require a lot of effort, yet we could at least make a start
> by thinking how we could progress towards such an ideal.
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