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From Felix Schumacher <>
Subject Re: Controversial topic: Remove internationalization
Date Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:51:37 GMT
Am 04.01.2018 um 17:31 schrieb Philippe Mouawad:
> Hello,
> Currently we provide ability to translate JMeter GUI in many languages.
> In our tests we only ensure French translations are available because we
> have french team members.
> For other languages, we are in best effort and most probably the UI looks
> non professional for many users as there will be a mix of english and non
> english labels.
> I am aware that it's a controversial topic and many people probably rely on
> translated GUI BUT:
>     - I dislike the fact that GUI looks non professional
>     - Why don't we have more translation contributions if they are used ?
>     - It's a certain piece of work to maintain and create those translations
> So unless there is a magical way to fully translate all labels and maintain
> them efficiently, I am  in favor of:
>     - Having english forced in setup instead of relying on default locale.
>     It seems this happened accidentally in 3.3 and nobody complained about it.
>     - In a second step, and unless there is a big move to help on
>     translation, I propose to drop all languages, even french one as it's an
>     additional work and we have other and a lot of things to do
> Thoughts :-) ?

I am not against the default language 'en', as it is the one used in the 
manual and therefore the best match.

But I am against the removal of the option to switch languages, as there 
were contributions in this area, which indicates, that this feature is 
useful to some.


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