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Subject: Re: What function loads a .lang file?

Re: What function loads a .lang file?

From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing <>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 03:16:14 +0200

TP Diffenbach wrote:
> Load the translated config file, change your language setting to
> english, and save a config file. Voila, a "standard" (english) config
> file to post.
> This is also what you'd do if you decided to remove a particulat
> .lang file: translate all your configs before removing it.

Not very user friendly, is it? With this argument, you will never
convince me that translated cfg files are good.

> Yes, and I'd remove the hard-coding and duplication too. Which is in
> fact what I'm working on. If the consensus is that this isn't good,
> I'll drop it.

Please do. :-)

> But I really think the "average user" benefits from configs
> translated into his native lanaguge. Why support multiple langauges
> and then force users to translate from technical audio jargon in
> English?

Writing cfg files by hand is probably beyond the average user anyway.
And there is a manual.

> Even if the consensus is that translated configs isn't good -- and I
> think it is good for users, especially users who don't speak English
> -- getting rid of hardcoded and duplicated strings is just good code
> cleanup.

I agree. We need to clean up the settings code.

Received on 2003-04-30

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