[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Localization

Dan Scott denials at gmail.com
Sat Nov 8 18:52:28 EST 2008

Hi Rusudan:

2008/11/6 Rusudan Tsiskreli <tsiskreli at gmail.com>:
> Hallo all
> I want to localize evergreen software and documentation into Georgian
> language.
> I have couple questions regarding this issue:
> 1. does evergreen interface fully support utf-8 coding? (Georgian language
> needs this coding)

Yes, all of the data in Evergreen is stored internally in UTF-8. The
staff client and the catalogue interfaces use UTF-8, and all
translations are stored in UTF-8. You can see an example of the
Armenian catalogue interface at

> 2. is there any special group for localizators?

At this point, no - the Evergreen 1.4 release is the first release
that will really support localization and we have not hit a critical
mass of localizators yet. I would suggest that we simply use this list
for now; if we start flooding this list with messages, then we can
consider creating a specialized group.

> 3. Where can I get all po files for evergreen?

The best place for now is directly from the Subversion repository. You
can download the current POT files for Evergreen 1.4 from
(or check them out directly if you're comfortable with Subversion).

Our goal is to release 1.4 release candidate 2 any day now and declare
a string freeze to give localizators a chance to catch up before our
1.4 release.

> 4. Is there only documentation available on
> http://open-ils.org/dokuwiki/doku.php ?

There was a recent note about documentation at
and also in the Evergreen newsletter
-- but this part of the project really is in its infancy. Equinox (the
company) has four contractors writing documentation at the moment, so
we'll hopefully have some more formal documentation available in the
next few months.

> Please answer me.

My apologies for the delayed response! I'm very much looking forward
to your contributions and feedback.

Dan Scott
Laurentian University

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