[Zope-CMF] Re: CMF1.3 Internationalization

Tres Seaver tseaver@zope.com
28 Feb 2003 08:21:35 -0500

On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 05:10, Gasslitter Herbert wrote:

> congratulations!
> this is a nice product!

Thank you very much.

> i have only one complaint:
> how to translate CMF to another language. cmf seems not to be designed 
> for an easy translation of all its labels.

Your discovery of the CMF is timely.  Gitte Wange has contributed
"i18n:"-based ZPT skins for CMFDefault;  Yvo Schubbe is in the process
of merging them into the head for a planned 1.4 release.

> some of the description/labels are in macros, other in dhtml or python 
> scripts.

I'm not sure if you are referring to "DTML" or "DHTML" there.  For
"DTML", we have no plans to internationalize the older DTML-based skins
(patches accepted, of course :).  

> everyone speaks about separation from logic and content, but there is a 
> long way to go.

CMF already removes the "presentation wrapper" from the content objects
(via the "skins" tool), which makes it possible for you to replace the
templates altogether.  Adding internationalized skins builds on that


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