[sword-devel] Front-end localization during installation?
greg.hellings at gmail.com
Sat Feb 19 13:58:08 MST 2011
On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 2:55 PM, DM Smith <dmsmith at crosswire.org> wrote:
> 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.
BibleTime uses an NSIS installer as well - or at least that is how it
was originally setup. I don't know if internationalization of the
installer is used - Gary is the one who has been maintaining the BT
> In HIm,
> 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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