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MozillaTranslator.org Now Online!

Wednesday October 11th, 2000

Henrik Lynggaard writes, "MozillaTranslator.org is now up and running. Currently there is a link to the program and a couple of M17 localizations (Bosnian, Croatian, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Portugese, Swedish and Welsh).

"The idea behind mozillaTranslator.org is to create a central place for all localizations of most XUL based products. In the next weeks there will come online some nice features for the translators, so please register if you are a translator. And also if you have a mozilla based product (HELLO forumzilla!).

"Of course the link is: http://www.mozillaTranslator.org."


#7 Re: Re: Re: I don't get it

by Silverthorn <shawn.fumo@the-spa.com>

Thursday October 12th, 2000 6:06 AM

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And one other thing that you may or may not know. Generally when any kind of program might want to be translated eventually, any readable text stuff is stripped out of the program itself.

In this case it is put into those XUL packet things you can download from the site. Then the program just references that for everything like the menus and preferences, dialog boxes etc.

And to go on a tangent, mozilla and the related products seem a bit more flexible for localization. I know most programs have a fixed size limit for text depending on how it is layed out, but even the preferences seem to be able to be resized...