CreeperFramework API — small progress

Aug 18 2010 Published by under MediaCreeper

I’ve been working a bit here and there on the API, defined a few functions and written some documentation. The internationalized version will be released as soon as I’m satisfied with the translation, the first language aside Swedish will be English. Shortly after the language-support has been released, I’ll add new ranges for media-houses in the UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand and a bunch of other that I had laying around for a couple of months.

I’ve got a pretty soft deadline for this, “end of November-ish”, sort of. It may occur before that, or after.

I still need translators who can turn English into their own native language, it’s 70-100 lines/text elements in an UTF-8 encoded XML-file, the only thing I can offer is honor and credits on the site, either nickname or real name and link.

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Jul 14 2010 Published by under MediaCreeper

I’ve built MediaCreeper with support for multiple languages, at the moment there is two complete language definitions; Swedish and English.

These are the two languages I can handle and speak, read and write. English will be enough to reach out to the world but I can imagine that there will be requests for German, French… Mandarin?

It’s quite simple really, all strings (yes, strings) of all languages are kept in a single XML-document (will be split into several if necessary) that is read when a page is prepared for rendering (in CreeperFramework’s TemplateEngine), a selector is used to point at a language out of several — so it’s easy to add more.

The few things needed to create a new language/translation is a language-template file (an XML-fragment really) and a good text editor that can handle UTF-8 encoding properly.

I think it is even possible to handle RTL-languages, I have nevere tried it, all the bits should be there though.

Interested in translating MediaCreeper into another language? Write me a mail, mediacreeper (-at-)

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