Extensions development translation

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OOo Extensions project

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Extensions on the main site

Extensions in other languages:
ES - FR - IT - JA - NL - OC -


  • Framework to be used by all Extensions developers
  • Language independent UNO package
  • API allowing loading file and GUI string retrieving
  • Not restricted to already existing Openoffice.org languages
  • Tools for creating and add new translations
  • Dynamic language switching is optional
  • Handle multiline and 'string template' substitution


  • each language in a po file
  • po files are given within the Extension package
  • Python Uno package
  • A calc or writer macro loads a language po file, enabling translation. Result is then exported

Use existing translation infrastructure

  • upload all PO files to the Pootle server
  • original and translated files synced via source control
  • much higher access to available translators
  • easier to update multiple files
  • easier to update/grab via script
  • announce major changes via l10n mailing list


currently working on it

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