[development] translation for the installer?

Gerhard Killesreiter gerhard at killesreiter.de
Fri Jul 14 16:10:55 UTC 2006

Jeremy Andrews wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Jul 2006 15:45:35 +0200 (CEST)
> Gabor Hojtsy <gabor at hojtsy.hu> wrote:
>>   - come up with some custom process of providing
>> translations for the installer, like a simple key->value
>> pair text file.
> When I started the installer patch, my intention for
> translations was to emulate the t() function (under a
> different name), loading translations from a text file rather
> than the database, with a simple key-value pair as you
> describe.
> Where you run into a problem is when there's shared messages,
> ie as is desired by the requirements api which could also be
> used by Drupal itself when enabling modules, as well as by
> the installer during initial setup.  Any text displayed by
> Drupal is already wrapped in t(), so I think the logical
> thing to do is to expand t() to support both reading mappings
> from text fiels in addition to from the database.  Then t()
> could be consistently used in all code, including the
> installer.

t() is called at least several dozen times per page, any complication 
should be avoided. The installer is a one time thing and should not 
impact the running of the site.


> Cheers,
>  -Jeremy

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