[Bf-committers] Tool tips and multiple language support

Dave Stone bf-committers@blender.org
Sat, 27 Mar 2004 18:37:41 -0500

OK, I've found the various files for adding languages, and I've managed to 
get msgfmt (the Linux utility) used for compiling the message files into 
binary built on Windows. I even have a volunteer for finishing the 
translations in Dutch and Finnish. If anyone else would like to volunteer, 
let me know.

In the meantime, I need to extract out all of the tool tips and make sure 
that the various language files are at least up to date with the complete 
list. To that end, if you are planning on adding any more 
buttons/menus/whatever, please send me a note with what you're adding, 
where you're adding it (panel, menu etc.) and the *exact* text of the tool 
tip if any. Please note that the way internationalization works with 
Blender, the string containing the tool tip is used as a key to lookup the 
translation. It uses a fuzzy logic algorithm, but if the string you send me 
differs from the string stored in the source code, I can't guarantee that 
the translation will be found.

Please note that context may be important, so if the tool tip isn't 
completely obvious then I may need you to supply the context in which the 
button is used.