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From Emmanuel L├ęcharny <>
Subject Re: Translation query
Date Wed, 13 May 2020 01:30:22 GMT

On 12/05/2020 22:47, Stefan Seelmann wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> On 5/12/20 3:21 PM, Andrew Wetmore wrote:
>> I am trying to assemble a list of translation/localization tools that
>> Apache projects have had good experiences with. Someone mentioned that the
>> Directory project provides some translated materials, so I wondered if I
>> could find out what tool(s) you use and what your experience with them has
>> been.
> I'm only aware that our "Studio" provides some translations, where I can
> give you some details.

FTR, the LDAP API and ApacheDS ae also following the same path, with 
FR/US/DE languages being suipported by ApacheDS (the LDAP API is only 
supporting EN atm).

> Studio is based on the Eclipse framework. For all the components we
> reuse from Eclipse (standard menus and dialogs, preferences) we just use
> the translation packages they provide.
> For our own plugins we follow the Eclipse approach and use so-called
> resource bundles which means that there is one properties file per
> language for each plugin and each Java package. This is quite messy
> because all the translations are spread across hundreds of files.
> We currently provide 3 languages: English, French, German. That's by
> coincidence the languages the developers speak ;). But AFAIK we never
> reached out to the community to provide more translation.
> I personally don't use any particular tool to do translations but just
> edit the properties files directly.
> I hope that helps, I'm happy to answer more questions :)
> Kind Regards,
> Stefan
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