[OpenLayers-Dev] status of translation possibilities

Bart van den Eijnden (OSGIS) bartvde at osgis.nl
Thu Oct 18 09:44:00 EDT 2007

Hi Chris,

I think it is acceptable to have a global setting. I can't imagine a 
common use case (for myself) where one map would be in English and 
another one in Dutch on the same page. It is important though that it is 
possible to switch languages.

Best regards,

Christopher Schmidt schreef:
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 03:23:50PM +0200, Jachym Cepicky wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I would like to ask about the status of OpenLayers language support.
>> There are not many strings, which could be translated, however, some are
>> there and IMHO we should (de)find a way, how to make this possible. Was
>> there some discussion to this topic?
>> IMHO, new map attribute "lang" should be defined, as well as new method
>> OpenLayer.Util.getOLString("English text") (or similar). 
>> Any suggestions? Should I write something like this? Is there already
>> some code out there?
> No code yet, but I agree that now is the time.
> http://trac.openlayers.org/wiki/RFC/Internationalization
> Is my start at an RFC, which never went far enough.
> My belief is that we should make this a global setting, rather than a
> per-map configuration. This would mean you could not have multiple
> languages on the same page at the same time, but would also mean you
> don't need a reference to the map object in order to get a correct
> translation string. I don't know if the trade off is worth it. What do
> other people think?  
> Regards,

Bart van den Eijnden
OSGIS, Open Source GIS
bartvde at osgis.nl

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