Babel Pseudo Translations

Babel Pseudo Translations

Summary

Babel Pseudo Translations are a very useful tool for globalization testing of Eclipse projects. This article provides step-by-step instructions and examples describing what are the Babel Pseudo Translations, where to download them, how to install them, and how to launch Eclipse in Babel Pseudo Translations. Eclipse developers can use the Babel Pseudo Translations to verify the translatability of their projects and make sure Eclipse excels in national language support.

By Kit Lo, IBM
January 4, 2012

Introduction

Eclipse is a global community. It is in everyone's interest to ensure that Eclipse is globalized and translated into as many languages as possible. Babel is the globalization project for Eclipse. The goal of the Babel project is to provide a set of tools to make the job of globalizing Eclipse projects easier. Babel also provides ways for people worldwide, who are interested, to contribute translations in their language of choice.

Babel Translation Server

The Babel Translation Server (http://babel.eclipse.org/babel/) is a wiki-like server where any Eclipse user with an Eclipse Bugzilla ID may login and help translate Eclipse.

Babel Language Packs and Update Sites

Babel produces nightly and weekly language packs from the translations entered into the Babel Translation Server. Information for the latest Babel Language Packs and Update Sites is available at: http://www.eclipse.org/babel/downloads.php

Babel Pseudo Translation Language Packs

Among the language packs built are the Babel Pseudo Translation Language Packs . Using these pseudo translation language packs, you can:

Installing the Babel Pseudo Translation Language Packs

The following is an example on how to install the Babel Pseudo Translation Language Pack for the Eclipse 3.7 project on Windows. Similar process can be used to install the Babel Pseudo Translation Language Packs for other Eclipse projects on different platforms.

Launching Eclipse in Babel Pseudo Translations

Testing with Babel Pseudo Translations

Identify the Eclipse Project and File Where Strings Come From

Conclusion

Babel Pseudo Translations are a very useful tool for Eclipse developers to test for hard-coded strings, layout and truncation problems, and to identify the Eclipse project and file where strings come from. Eclipse developers can use the Babel Pseudo Translations to verify the translatability of their projects and make sure Eclipse excels in national language support.

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