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(Update 2017-09-20) The Endorsed project is part of Sakai since 12.0 version (See  SAK-23521 - Getting issue details... STATUS ). If you are using a version newer than 12.0 then these steps are not required anymore.

 

This space describes the 'endorsed' project which is to resolve the issues for Basque and Mongolian.

Project Purpose

Basque and Mongolian languages are not fully supported in Java. e.g., DateFormat and NumberFormat are not, as described in Cultures and Requirements. The 'endorsed' project is in order to support them by implementing the locale sensitive service provider which is offered in the Java Extension Mechanism.

Usage

It can be used simply putting sakai-endorsed-i18n-1.0.jar into the proper location, and restarting Tomcat if it was already running.

For Tomcat 6 or 7, the target location is $CATALINA_HOME/endorsed/ . If you'd like to install from the source codes, the following Maven builds command will store it there.

svn co https://source.sakaiproject.org/contrib/endorsed/tags/1.0/ endorsed-1.0
cd endorsed-1.0/
mvn clean install -Dmaven.tomcat.home=$CATALINA_HOME

For Tomcat 5.x, the target location is $CATALINA_HOME/common/endorsed/ . If you'd like to install from the source codes, please manually build and copy it there.

svn co https://source.sakaiproject.org/contrib/endorsed/tags/1.0/ endorsed-1.0
cd endorsed-1.0/
mvn clean install
copy target/sakai-endorsed-i18n-*.jar $CATALINA_HOME/common/endorsed/

Additionally, $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/ext/ can be the target instead of the above locations.

svn co https://source.sakaiproject.org/contrib/endorsed/tags/1.0/ endorsed-1.0
cd endorsed-1.0/
mvn clean install
copy target/sakai-endorsed-i18n-*.jar $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/ext/

Remarks

1. In order to enable the extension of the service provider, please use

DateFormatSymbols.getInstance(locale);
DecimalFormatSymbols.getInstance(locale);

instead of

new DateFormatSymbols(locale);
new DecimalFormatSymbols(locale);

in your code, because the latters do not support the extension. For example, the day of week in Section Info tool will not be displayed in Basque or Mongolian even if the extension was properly stored. It is because 'new DateFormatSymbols(locale);' is used in the tool in Sakai 2.9.1.

2. The first day of week can not be extended by the service provider currently. It wiil be offered in Java 8 as java.util.spi.CalendarDataProvider.

Adding more locales

If you'd like to add another unsupported locale except for Basque and Mongolian, please follow the steps below.

  1. Check out the source codes from https://source.sakaiproject.org/contrib/endorsed/trunk/ .
  2. Add the locale string into 'locales=' within src/resources/SakaiLocaleServiceProvider.config .
  3. Create the resource bundle file as src/resources/SakaiLocaleServiceProvider_XX.properties .
  4. Localize the content of the resource bundle.
  5. Build and store it into the proper location.

Screenshots

Basque

Sakai 2.9.1BeforeAfter
Assignment
Gradebook
Schedule

Mongolian

Sakai 2.9.1BeforeAfter
Assignment
Gradebook
Schedule

 

 

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