Thank you EBo for your great answer.
I am surprised that LinuxCNC has more translations than it is declared.
There is Russian translation and docs miss that! I asked my Russian
friend, old LinuxCNC user (who reads Russian LinuxCNC forum a lot) if
LinuxCNC has Russian translation and he answered No! This is a serious
Translation might be incomplete, but it can help greatly.
No surprise there is no Lithuanian translation :)
Valuable info. Good to start with.
I raised my question because I thought I can create at least my custom
panel(s) multilingual, which might be enough. Those panels display and
control things specific to that machine. I use GladeVCP embedded on the
right side of Axis most often, but sometimes QtQuickVCP or PyVCP on
Therefore, I would like to know which way is better for custom panels
too. Going the long way for one and only machine might be uncomfortable..
I hope to find a way to edit and install the translation file without
compiling whole linuxcnc.
What is a good way to involve collaborators to the translation?
10/12/2016 12:56 PM, EBo rašė:
> This is an excellent question, and I am sure there is plenty of people
> who will support this in various ways. Now on to some technical issues,
> tools, and solutions.
> A fair bit of work has already been done on 'internationalization'
> (please see documentation and
> http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Internationalization for
> specifics and examples). That said, I am sure that some of the UI's are
> missing any internationalization support. One of the problems in the
> past is that the UI's were written in any one of a number of different
> tool chains -- including tcltk, gl, Qt, python binding, and I am not
> sure what all. From the linuxcnc/src/po/README file I see that they
> give some specific examples, and how to. There is current support for
> 14 different languages and 3 extra regional dialects or additional
> languages. What I do not know is if the current tools and
> implementation can switch languages on the fly (ie by a pull down menu,
> and refresh in the new language). It is possible that that
> functionality already exists, but no one has updated it, or (which is
> more likely) that the necessary low level functionality does not exist
> in the tools used. I know that I tried to do exactly what you are
> suggesting back in 2001 using Qt -- they were just coming out with that
> support in their professional tools, but not in their free version, and
> I was developing open-source tools for ecologists at the university (ie
> not paid, and could not afford to pony up the $5K IIRC)... So to help
> drill down into the question and how current implementations do not
> support your needs please take a look at the URL above, play with
> them a bit, and tell us where it is not working and what you would want
> to change. Once we have that information we can have a discussion about
> if the request is something that anyone wants to take on and/or support.
> One thing that would help us is if you tell us which UI you would like
> to start with, and if you are looking to try to set it up on the fly or
> just support the additional languages.
> I like your idea of setting up a UI which is purely graphical. There
> is places where that will breakdown, but it could go a long way. For
> that look at the current UI's, like Axis, and tell use what you would
> change and why.
> Hope this helps,
> EBo --
> On Oct 12 2016 12:21 AM, Marius Alksnys wrote:
>> My integrated machines are used by different language speaking people
>> quite often. Some of them speak / understand one language only. Thus
>> there is a need to create UIs which could be understood by different
>> spoken users. Currently there is a need for up to three languages on
>> one UI.
>> What is the best way to create and maintain such UIs or panels for
>> My ideas:
>> 1. Create UI without texts, just icons, numbers, other visual
>> components. This includes various messages - warnings, errors, etc.
>> Where to get suitable icons for that, how to adapt them, what
>> to follow?
>> 2. Let the user to choose the language (s)he prefers, for example, a
>> group of radio buttons with flags / abbreviations and by using
>> - create python script which changes labels and texts of controls at
>> runtime depending on which language (or flag) button is activated.
>> 3. Use HAL and connected mentioned radio button hal pins to every HAL
>> "label"... Don't know how to do this yet.
>> 4. Use some native GladeVCP locale methods and translation files (?).
>> More ideas and suggestions how to realise this?
>> How about the messages from NGC, from custom HAL components?
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