R: [pcgen] interface language
- Could you send me your cz.properties, just to try some solutions
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Inviato: mercoledì 27 luglio 2005 13.32
Oggetto: Re: [pcgen] interface language
--- In email@example.com, "merton_monk" <merton_monk@y...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "mysmacek" <mysmacek@y...> wrote:
> > - How can I change encoding used to display the strings? The
> > language is usually (*) encoded in iso-8859-2 encoding, but PCGen
> > clearly assumes the encoding is iso-8859-1 and hence
> > instead of "z with hacek" or "o slash" instead of "r with hacek"
> I don't think any language we've done to date has required anything
> outside of what we've used. Getting the encoding changed is fine,
> except it would require someone to make changes to the java code,
> we'd then need to get updates to the existing language bundles
> iso-8859-1 encoding works fine in 8859-2 decoders).
Either you could
- make the encoding selectable (either in preferences, or in
the .properties file itself)
- or you could switch the language files to utf-8 and make PCGEN
display utf-8 strings.
No idea what's needed for either of these, I don't know Java, but
possibly the latter is the Right-Thing-To-Do (tm). Reencoding
current language files would be then trivial, I think.
(* actually, thanks to unnamed software monopoly, we have two
different encodings if we count only those most used in *nix and
In the meantime, where can I upload the Czech file for review and
inclusion? Does it have to be complete? I still did not bother to
translate exception messages, for example.
> > - there are some hardcoded/untagged (and badly in addition)
strings like ...
> From time to time we've had people go through and make
> things i18n-compliant, but the task is far from complete.
> If anyone is interested in this task
> and is even newish to java, it'd be easy to teach them how to make
> these changes. It's not hard - just time consuming. It's great
> exposure to java if you're new to it!
I would gladly help with that, but I have to get PCGEN compile
first, which I haven't tried yet.
> Even if the entire GUI is i18n (because internationalization takes
> long to type!), the ability to translate the data is far more
> restricted. You could translate the names and descriptions of
> but the names of the tags, like BONUS: and PREFEAT: and so on
> be changed. That's a limitation that would require a *lot* of
> into overcoming, and we're open to suggestion. :)
My suggestion is don't change that :-). Translated programming
languages are PITA.
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