[sugar] Question about internationalization on sugar-jhbuild

Faisal Anwar fanwar at mediamods.com
Thu Jul 3 09:55:06 EDT 2008


Hi Tomeu,

I'm starting up sugar-jhbuild with the command 'LANG=es ./sugar-jhbuild
run'. Then I open up a terminal and do 'sugar-launch annotate'. I tried it
with other activities and they seem to work just fine with translation.

Faisal

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 8:38 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> from that strace log, seems like gettext thinks you are in the en
> locale, right? How are you running your activity?
>
> Regards,
>
> Tomeu
>
> On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 11:50 PM, Faisal Anwar <fanwar at mediamods.com>
> wrote:
> > Hello All,
> >
> > I'm trying to set up some simple internationalization on a sugar activity
> > but am running in to problems. I am specifically using sugar-jhbuild and
> > launching it with 'LANG=es ./sugar-jhbuild run' command when I want to
> test
> > my internationalization out. Here are the steps I have followed (I used
> > http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Python_i18n and
> > http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Localization/Testing to guide me):
> >
> > 1. First, I created a directory within my activity (a simple shell fo an
> > activity which I have called Annotate.activity) called 'po' and I went in
> to
> > that directory.
> > 2. In Annotate.activity/po, I created a POTFILES.in file and put the
> > following text:
> >
> > encoding: UTF-8
> > annotateactivity.py
> >
> > 3. I launched sugar-jhbuild and went in to the terminal, where I ran
> 'python
> > setup.py genpot' from the Annotate.activity directory. This generated an
> > 'Annotate.pot' file. I went in to Annotate.pot and added some
> translations
> > for strings that I knew would need translating in my program (one
> specific
> > one was a from a print statement where the string is wrapped in _()).
> >
> > 4. Still in sugar-jhbuild's terminal, I ran 'msginit -l es' which
> generated
> > a file called 'es.po'.
> >
> > 5. finally, I did 'msgfmt -o
> > ../locale/es/LC_MESSAGES/org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo es.po' to
> generate
> > the mo file and place it within the right directory for spanish (the
> > directory path is similar to the one I found for Web.activity, whose
> > translations are working fine).
> >
> > After doing all this, I restarted sugar-jhbuild by using 'LANG=es
> > ./sugar-jhbuild run' . I can see other activities have text translated,
> but
> > my activity is not translating the text that I wrapped in _() and was
> > printing out. I checked the source file and I am using gettext (importing
> it
> > as _ and then using the wrapper in the print statement I want
> translated).
> >
> > Someone suggested trying to do an strace to see what was happening. I did
> > this and found the following in the portion of the log where it has any
> > reference to the string I want translated:
> >
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en_US.UTF8/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en_US/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en.UTF8/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> > write(1, "hello world should be translated"..., 33hello world should be
> > translated
> > ) = 33
> >
> > 1
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en_US.UTF8/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> > 2
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en_US/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> > 3
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en.UTF8/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> > 4
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> > 5 write(1, "hello world should be translated"..., 33hello world should be
> > translated
> > 6 ) = 33
> > 1
> > 2
> > 3
> > 4
> > 5
> > 6
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en_US.UTF8/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en_US/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en.UTF8/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> > write(1, "hello world should be translated"..., 33hello world should be
> > translated
> > ) = 33
> >
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en_US.UTF8/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en_US/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en.UTF8/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> > write(1, "hello world should be translated"..., 33hello world should be
> > translated
> > ) = 33
> >
> > 1
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en_US.UTF8/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> > 2
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en_US/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> > 3
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en.UTF8/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> > 4
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> > 5 write(1, "hello world should be translated"..., 33hello world should be
> > translated
> > 6 ) = 33
> > 1
> > 2
> > 3
> > 4
> > 5
> > 6
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en_US.UTF8/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en_US/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en.UTF8/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> >
> stat("/home/fanwar/sugar-jhbuild/sugar-jhbuild/install/share/sugar/activities/Annotate.activity/locale/en/LC_MESSAGES/
> org.laptop.AnnotateActivity.mo",
> > 0x7fffa41f75d0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> > write(1, "hello world should be translated"..., 33hello world should be
> > translated
> > ) = 33
> >
> > I would greatly appreciate any feedback on why translation is not working
> > here.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >
> > Faisal
> >
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