Introduction to the Eclipse Babel Project

Kit Lo (IBM)

Emerging Technologies · Short Talk
Presentation
Wednesday, 13:30, 10 minutes | Room 203/204 | Download in iCal Format

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Kit Lo

Eclipse is a global community. It is in everyone’s interest to ensure that Eclipse is globalized and translated in as many languages as possible. Globalization is more than just translating strings. The goal of the Babel project is to provide a set of tools to make the job of globalizing Eclipse projects easier. We also want to provide ways for people world wide, who are interested, to contribute translations in their language of choice. In this talk, we will report the state of the project and go over the plan and strategy. We will discuss the tools and activities that are needed to adapt the Eclipse deliverables to properly run in multiple locales and to translate selected Eclipse projects into multiple different languages. Babel has set up a wiki-like system for the community to enter translations. We will demonstrate how to use this system to contribute translations to the Babel project. Now that the Babel project is underway, there is an excellent opportunity for us all to participate in developing the tools and the translations going forward.

Kit has been the Globalization Technical Lead for IBM Eclipse SDK since Eclipse release 3.1, responsible for translating and testing Eclipse SDK and a number of Eclipse projects into multiple languages. Translations of the Eclipse SDK and the Eclipse projects were later contributed to Eclipse Foundation. Kit is very familiar with the large scale globalization process and all the tools required to perform the globalization works. Kit is also the co-lead of the recently created Babel project.

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