[OpenLayers-Dev] status of translation possibilities

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at metacarta.com
Fri Oct 19 07:47:21 EDT 2007

On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 01:05:18PM +0200, Gertjan van Oosten wrote:
> Note that even when you have i18n texts, you still need to take into
> account that the developer adding new strings to the code and the people
> doing the translation thereof into the other supported languages are
> generally not the same.  Which means you need some sort of fall-back
> mechanism for message keys that remain as yet untranslated.  In
> MapBuilder the fall back is on the default language "en".

Good point. I had forgotten about that. We should update teh RFC to take
that (and other things in this thread) into account.

> Anyway, to quote myself on interpolation ;-) :

Right, I remembered this message. Per the OpenLayers commit policy, we
prefer (unless absolutely neccesary) to get a CLA for submissions from
their author, so they can be released under ClearBSD. (Understaning the
legal implications of LGPL is way more than I have the legal brain cells
for.) I assume that's not really a problem, but I'm mentioniong it
anyway :) I'll come back to it when we get that far in the code.

Christopher Schmidt

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