[ajug-members] Spanish translation
JeffL at pobox.com
Mon Jun 6 15:36:23 EDT 2005
You're going to have a couple of issues right up front.
1) How to enter the accented characters, such as: á, é, í, ó, ú, and ñ,
maybe even ü if you're lucky ;-) There are a variety of ways to do this,
depending on how much data entry you'll be needing to do on your own
keyboard. Some are easier to get started, others are better long term. Do
you already have your keyboard setup to enter international characters?
2) What encoding to use when saving the .properties file. Cp1252 is going
to be the common default on Windows systems, and will work OK if both you
and your web host will be using Windows. Or you can go with something
better right out of the gate, like UTF-8. That works well for Spanish and
crosses easily from one system to another without messing up your special
characters. What editor are you using to enter the data, Eclipse?
On the other hand, if you've already got the thing translated and your
problem is that your .properties file is not encoded right and your accented
characters are getting mangled, that's an entirely different problem that
solved by saving the file with a different encoding. A lot of editors can
help with that, or I think Sun has a converter utility somewhere on
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barnes, Michael" <Michael.Barnes at compucredit.com>
To: <ajug-members at ajug.org>
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 2:28 PM
Subject: [ajug-members] Spanish translation
>I have a site that I need to convert from english to spanish. I was
>thinking that I would need to use resouce bundles for this. However, I am
>not sure how to get the special characters into the .properties file.
> Any help would be much appreciated.
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