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Mea Culpa

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  • Mea Culpa

    Hi fellow international A5 developers,

    I've been lobbying for a full foreign language support in A5 in this forum for a couple of days now.

    What I did not mention -thinking it was obvious- is the fact that I'm lobbying for full foreign language support in WEB APPS.

    I digged back on the Alpha blog http://blog.alphasoftware.com/2009/0...e-peek-16.html and found in the feedback of that post that Selwyn has stated that they plan on adding that!

    Great news as far as I'm concerned but nevertheless please keep showing you support by replying on this thread so that this keeps getting attention at the Alpha staff!

    Thanks!
    Frank

    Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand

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    Re: Mea Culpa

    well yes, but you still have to manually change all properties grid by grid (more than 20 properties depending if search and detail are activated) and thats very time consuming. If there where versions of alpha that came with defaults set to an specific language other than English that would be great and save us a lot of time.
    Cheers
    Mauricio

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    • #3
      Re: Mea Culpa

      Originally posted by mmaisterrena View Post
      well yes, but you still have to manually change all properties grid by grid (more than 20 properties depending if search and detail are activated) and thats very time consuming. If there where versions of alpha that came with defaults set to an specific language other than English that would be great and save us a lot of time.
      I think if they would replace all hardcoded strings with the <a5r> </a5r> system and make those strings appear somewhere in a default component that always has to be used in a webapp then we the developers could do the translation work. In fact I think it would not represent a whole lot of work for Alpha whereas it would represent a whole new market for them; all non english speaking countries. I suspect that in the US -Miami area etc- full spanish support for WEB APPS would be nice too boosting their business.
      Frank

      Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand

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      • #4
        Re: Mea Culpa

        Yes Frank
        • Miami
        • Texas
        • LA
        • Puerto Rico
        • Spain
        • Mexico
        • Colombia
        • Chile
        • Argentina
        • Guatemala
        • Ecuador
        • Venezuela
        • Uruguay
        • El Salvador
        • Honduras
        • Costa Rica
        • Cuba?
        • Philipinas
        • Etc etc


        And I swear that we all use software :P
        Cheers
        Mauricio

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        • #5
          Re: Mea Culpa

          Gentlemen,

          This threat officially belongs to the wishlist.
          There also we discuss and lobby this item and have suggested to derive hardcoded names from the country specific windowssettings.

          The well meant solution of changing labelnames cannot fulfil the wish e.g. to have the datepicker to use and display names in country-settings-language.

          Not to blame someone but If we could only e.g. display a Spanish datepicker in A5 everyone would revolt against it and quite rightly The fact that other language people experience the same does not convince that easy and quickly we want.

          Ton
          Most things are simple but unfortunately only after the first time

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