[Gtk-sharp-list] i18n of gtk# applications

Fabian Sturm f@rtfs.org
Sat, 19 Feb 2005 00:14:23 +0100


I posted this email already to mono-devel but did not get a lot of
response. And unfortunately I still have the i18n problem to solve.

I am trying to find out what is the best way to internationalize my mono
programs. The goal is to have a portable way which works on Linux and
Windows and can translate strings and widgets loaded from glade files.

I unfortunately could not find a good solution yet but I started to
write the different possibilities down. The page will be extended
whenever I get new information. My goal is also to write a small sample
application for each of the approaches and to test them on each platform
to verify my claims of what works and what not.


The ideal solution would be to have a way which works "out of the box"
on windows and linux (macosx too of course).
This probably would require that an additional library must be shipped
with the mono distribution. But I think hassle free i18n is a very
important aspect for gtk# cross platform applications.

Please write me if you have any idea or comment.

Thanks a lot, Fabian