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From Graham Russell <>
Subject Re: Controversial topic: Remove internationalization
Date Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:43:10 GMT
I don't think translations should be removed. I think they add value to
those who do not have a good understanding of English. We don't have any
usage metrics so it's hard to tell how much they are used.

Regarding it being unprofessional, I agree, but I do not think it is an
issue, especially if English is now the default.

I guess that we don't have more contributions because of a lack of
awareness and perhaps a lack of desire from people who have the ability to
translate, because they can use the English.

We could try to make the community more aware that we need more
translations? Perhaps via Twitter or the users list etc. and see if this
helps. However we first need to make sure the translation guidance is
really simple and easy for people to follow.


On Fri, 5 Jan 2018 at 00:31 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 :-) ?
> --
> Cordialement.
> Philippe Mouawad.

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