I think this idea has a lot of merit.


On Dec 4, 2008, at 1:56 PM, Wichert Akkerman wrote:

> Currently chameleon uses zope.i18n to do translation. zope.i18n is  
> quite
> heavy and is much more complex than a lot of sites need, so I would  
> like
> us to consider making zope.i18n optional.
> From what I can see chameleon only uses a few things from zope.i18n:
> translate, interpolate and Message. Message is only used to set some
> default values and easily be made optional. translate appears to be
> easily mappable to stock python gettext calls. That leaves  
> interpolate,
> which is needed to handle i18n:name constructs in templates.  
> interpolate
> is a small function that could easily be copied into chameleon, or
> possibly even be replaced with standard python string formatting  
> with a
> bit more work.
> Is this a path that would be interesting? I doubt people using  
> pylons or
> other non-zope environments want to buy into the complexity that
> zope.i18n brings..
> Wichert.
> -- 
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> http://www.wiggy.net/                  It is hard to make things  
> simple.
> >

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