[Ipe-discuss] Re: localization / internationalization

Julien Rioux julien.rioux at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 15:05:15 CET 2010

> Ipe does not currently support localization.  The problem is that message strings are distributed over Ipe C++ code, Ipe Lua code, ipelet Lua code, and ipelet C++ code, and to support localization I would first have to build an infrastructure that supports this.

One usual approach is gettext, which supports C++ natively and can be
extended to other languages. With this framework, you could have every
strings gathered into a single language file, or a few such files
(e.g. ipelets could have a different "domain").

> I have no plans to do this in the foreseeable future.  The intended audience for Ipe is people who make figures and presentations for scientific articles, and an English UI is not an obstacle for this audience.

Fair enough.


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