[MeeGo-community] Taking the coordination role of "Qt across MeeGo & Symbian".
dneary at maemo.org
Fri Oct 8 00:54:54 PDT 2010
Foster, Margie wrote:
> I sure would like to understand the internationalization process of
> Qt and Symbian, as there is some misunderstanding on how best to do
> this. Right now, we have developers doing this differently, which may
> become a nightmare to support going forward.
The great thing about this is that you can choose the tool you use (as
you point out, this is also something of a nightmare).
The native format for translating strings in Qt is .ts - which you can
translate using Qt Linguist. There's a good overview to using it here:
Basically, translatable strings get automatically extracted to a .ts
file, and that file contains more metadata than you normally get in a
But you're not reauired to use Linguist, and KDE uses good ol' gettext
and .po files, I believe.
Personally, I would recommend using Qt Linguist for Qt apps. It's a nice
tool, with a good toolchain, and its translations will work on both
Linux and Symbian (and that was the point, right?) - if you're using the
Symbian Locale stuff, that will (obviously) only work on Symbian.
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