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Re: [Subclipse-users] Re: Subclipse contribution desired -- fragment projects for language packs

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 16:37:08 -0400

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 4:29 PM, Eugene Kuleshov <eu_at_md.pp.ru> wrote:
> Mark Phippard wrote:
>>> You may want to take a look at Eclipse Babel project
>>> http://www.eclipse.org/babel/
>>> Maybe you can host Babel translation server somewhere at Collabnet. See
>>> [1] and [2]
>> That would be fine too. The key is I want someone that is interested
>> to step forward and lead it. Do the leg work to understand what is
>> involved, come back and explain it to the rest of us, etc.
>> The Babel web site does not have any real details about the value they
>> add, and what it means to use them.
> Oh, the idea is actually very simple. It allows anyone to participate into
> translation using provided web UI at http://babel.eclipse.org/babel/ and
> help to keep track of all missing properties. Basically user can translate
> one property at a time. Then once translation is complete maintainers can
> package it with distribution. That is all.

So is the main benefit that all the translations are stored centrally
and if your application uses words and phrases that have already been
translated you essentially get those for free?

> You can take Babel server code and install it in your own environment.
> Though I am not sure if it support svn repositories yet.

It seems like it would only be of value if it came with the
translations. I was thinking Babel created their own "language packs"
and you used some new API to get translations from them. That would
obviously be fairly invasive to use, but overall it seems like it
would better as you would only need to install one language pack.

Mark Phippard
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