[development] Drupal 6 vs. language support

Johan Forngren johan at forngren.com
Thu May 17 10:25:07 UTC 2007

What's the status for file translations?

On 5/15/07, Gabor Hojtsy <gabor at hojtsy.hu> wrote:
> Hi,
> Seems like a status report is in order, so people know what is in, and
> what needs to be looked at still. There are only two weeks left until
> code freeze, so those who think language support in Drupal 6 is
> important would be welcome to come out with their reviewer hats.
> What is in Drupal 6 for multilanguage support:
>   - "locales" are replaced by "languages" (we know a lot more about
>     languages: their native names, direction (RTL or LTR), languages
>     can be weighted, we use the new BCP 47 language codes, etc)
>   - language based paths and domains are supported
>   - automatic language detection based on browser settings is supported
>   - nodes can have a language associated
>   - the locale tables are capable of storing translations for user
>     defined strings (BUT this is not possible yet, read on!)
> The two most important things that should be done, with patches for you
> to review:
>   - translation of site settings, content types, user profile fields
>     and so on by storing translations of their string properties with
>     the locale infrastructure, enabling import/export and simple editing:
>     http://drupal.org/node/141461 (also watch this video:
>     http://hojtsy.hu/drop/dtvideo.mpeg )
>   - translation support for nodes by relating nodes together
>     (and possibly their revisions): http://drupal.org/node/142280
> We have other smaller issues lingering, but these two are the ones we
> can't manage without your valuable input and review! Unless we get
> reviews on these issues and we can manage to get a polished version of
> these into Drupal 6, it will not be the multilanguage release many
> people hope it to be. It would be sad to miss this opportunity for world
> domination.
> Gabor

  Johan Forngren :: http://johan.forngren.com/
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