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Internationalization (I18N) & Localization (L10N)

The activities of the Sakai Internationalization (I18N) and Localization (L10N) Working Group are discussed on
on the Sakai-dev mail list which is joinable by sending an email to sakai-dev+subscribe@apereo.org. Additional information on internationalization and localization is posted in this space.

Overview

The Internationalization Working Group (WG) is focused on supporting Internationalization (I18N) and Localization (L10N) in Sakai.

Internationalization Status

At the time of this writing, the following languages/locales are at least partially supported: English (US & UK), Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Spanish, French (France & Canada), Catalan, Swedish, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese (Portugal & Brazil), Basque, Turkish, Vietnamese and Indonesian. Nightly updated reports on the internationalization status of Sakai are available on the Internationalization Dashboard (developer documentation available on Confluence).

Additionally, there are several aspects of internationalizing Sakai:

1) Ability to type international (unicode) characters into any Sakai tool
Status: Currently supported

2) Ability for any tool interface to dynamically reflect a user's preferred international locale
Status: Currently supported

3) Ability to create worksites whose page titles will statically reflect to a defined international locale
Status: Currently supported

4) Ability to create worksites whose page titles will dynamically reflect a user's preferred international locale
Status: Currently supported

5) Ability to create worksites whose page titles and tool interface will statically reflect a site's preferred international locale
Status: Currently supported

6) Ability to support right-to-left languages
Status: Supported pending customized skins or CSS (see Sakai-RTL-skin.jpg)

You will also find the level of support of each Sakai tool for each release at https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/SPANISH/i18n+tools+status

 

3 Comments

  1. The Universidad Politécnica de Valencia has created a Spanish Language mirror of www.sakaiproject.org (mirrored in Mambo) at http://sakai.webs.upv.es/.

    If you would like to create a language/locale specific mirror of the sakaiproject website please contact Susan Hardin for details.

  2. I found http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/J2SE/locale/ helpful. And as another example for a locale of en_GB we set: