[development] New advanced help module

Gábor Hojtsy gabor at hojtsy.hu
Mon Apr 21 08:05:18 UTC 2008

On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 11:29 PM, Earl Miles <merlin at logrus.com> wrote:
> > However I wish we were able to have some multilanguage system like this
> > that didn't always rely on the primary version in English. I mean it's
> > not always English + other languages. I.e. I may have a module built for
> > a site with some help pages only in Spanish, that I may not need in
> > English at first. Then maybe I want to contribute the module later for
> > which I'd create the English translation, or I may add an English
> > version to my site... but it would be nice to be able to have the pages
> > in the right place from the beginning.
>  Interestingly, the way this system works, you could put the base help in
> any language. It'd still look in 'en' as that's the default language, and if
> there's a translation there it would use that.
>  That said, I wouldn't want the rest of Drupal to have modules in other
> languages; having a single base language means that sites with that language
> don't need to turn on the localization features, which adds extra database
> work.

Well, I think Jose refers to those developers "out there", who might
develop custom modules for local (non-English sites), and might not
want / be able to write English help pages. Hacking in empty base
files for English might not be a good option.


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