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From micael <caraun...@harbornet.com>
Subject RE: [logging] Internationalization of log messages
Date Mon, 26 Aug 2002 17:06:03 GMT
If you were to apply i18n to logs, then you might find that the use of logs 
would transcend their limited use today.

At 10:40 AM 8/26/2002 +0200, you wrote:
> >
> > ...
> >
> > At my company (Sun) -- and I wouldn't be surprised if it were true at many
> > others -- our internal software development standards for i18n are
> > reasonably close to what these guidelines say, but we still use a MUST for
> > all log messages designed to be seen by normal users.
>
>Now there is a very interesting point. As I see it "normal users", would
>normally not be involved with logging at all. Instead other means should
>be used for communicating problems to the users. At the point where
>a user actively examines the log files he, to me, indicates that he
>is a power user, developer, ... or is at least likely to develop into
>such. People in this category will normally be competent in
>english (or else they will have many other problems, e.g. reading this mailing
>list, getting good literature etc.)
>
> > In practice, that
> > means anything logged at level INFO or higher.  Debugging and trace
> > messages MAY be localized, but that's not required.
> >
> > ...
> >
> > Craig
> >
> >
>
>Since I seem to, at least partially, have reached the goal of my
>original post, I will now unsubscribe from the mailing list.
>Thank you for your respective time and feedback.
>
>GrĂ¼sse,
>
>Michael
>
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