[Rd] Re: [R] Internationalization and localization of R

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Feb 6 21:22:26 CET 2005

On Sun, 6 Feb 2005, Fernando Henrique Ferraz P. da Rosa wrote:

> Prof Brian Ripley writes:
>> - People might like to start organizing translation teams for their own
>>   languages, and early experience from such a team would be helpful in
>>   polishing the instructions and mechanisms.  There is a document for
>>   translators at
>>   http://developer.r-project.org/Translations.html
>>   If translations are available by early April they can be shipped with
>>   2.1.0 (although there are planned to be mechanisms to add them to an R
>>   installation).
>        I´ve been playing with the translation files here (I intend to
> to translate the base and recommended packages files to Portuguese), and
> I noticed a minor problem with the instructions detailed in
>        http://developer.r-project.org/Translations.html
>        Where it says:
> " Then compile and install the translated catalogues by
> mkdir ../inst/po/LC_MESSAGES/sl
> msgfmt -o ../inst/po/LC_MESSAGES/sl/R-splines.mo R-sl.po
> msgfmt -o ../inst/po/LC_MESSAGES/sl/splines.mo sl.po
> "
>        It should read:
> "
> (...)
> mkdir ../inst/po/sl/LC_MESSAGES/
> msgfmt -o ../inst/po/sl/LC_MESSAGES/R-splines.mo R-sl.po
> msgfmt -o ../inst/po/sl/LC_MESSAGES/splines.mo sl.po

This has already been corrected, thank you.  The developer site is only 
updated daily.

>        After fixing this I managed to get the gettext translated
> messages to work here.
>        On a side note, are there any plans regarding the translation
> of the .Rd documentation files? As much as the translation of
> messages is important, I believe that the online documentation would
> also be an essencial issue.

Not as yet.  That's a much larger task.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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