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Re: i18n date in kde (korganizer)
- To: doc at arabeyes dot org
- Subject: Re: i18n date in kde (korganizer)
- From: Nadim Shaikli <shaikli at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 12:26:38 -0700 (PDT)
On Mon, 19 Aug 2002 18:21:55 +0200,
"Amin Moro" <cfmoro correo uniovi es> wrote:
> I'm new in the list, my name is Amin. Firstly, excuses for repetition of this
> message (appeared some days ago in general list), i didn't realise in that
> moment that there existed this specific list.
Welcome aboard !!
> I'd like to present a work currently under develop in korganizer. It's main
> purpose is different calendar support. Most of the framework to be able to
> support this is already done (kcalendarsystem library). The idea is convert
> Qt's date (that are gregorian) to the choosen caledar, for example, hijri
> calendar, in all displaying stuff (month names, dates, etc...). At the
> moment, hijri and gregorian calendars are supported. I've used routines in
> hdate package, based on Waleed A. M. It would be very appreciated any
> feedback (i don't know enough about arabic, so i'm afraid the code could
> contain any mistakes...) ideas, opinions, sugestions and, of course, code
> contributions and patches.
Unfortunately, I'm not a KDE user, but I'm certain some of our many KDE
hardcore translators and users will leap at this rather simple testing
opportunity. Any takers on getting some feedback to Amin ? This is the
_least_ we can do after all !!
> Status of the work:
> -gregorian (kcalendarsystemgregorian) and hijri (kcalendarsystemhijri)
> calendar routines mostly complete. They can be used for any other projects,
> of course.
It really would be ideal to get some feedback before calling it complete,
but I think you've done your part and its upto us to verify its content,
etc :-) Again, any volunteers ???
> -korganizer: date navigator (the calendar 'widget' on the left), day,
> work week, week, next x and month views finished. Now work begins with
> event stuff. To check this, you can download last cvs kdepim code and put
> and entry in korganizerrc, in [Genera] section, as follows:
> -kdelibs: support in kdatepicker ready. This modified version will be
> used for date selection of events in korganizer events. The original, in
> kdelibs, doesn't support this.
> -future?: when calendarsystem and hijri libraries would be mature and used
> enough, maybe it could be proposed to kdelibs, so i18n of date stuff in
> kde could be widely developed.
> Do you find this kind of i18n useful? Really, any contribution (ideas,
> feedback, code...) will be very appreciated.
This is wonderful work and we thank you deeply for your interest and code.
Its not often that people venture on a limb these days -- so our deepest
gratitude for your work and the info. One quick suggestion (and this
shouldn't and won't, I hope, stop people from doing the actual testing),
is there any way to post some screenshots on a website somewhere for us
(none KDEers - not due to preference, but system resource limitations, etc)
to view and comment on ? It might be overwhelming to email it to the list
and so it would be wonderful if the various screenshots could be uploaded
somewhere for a speedier response.
One other quickie question, the code in mention - is it slated to be
included in upcoming KDE releases ? Has it been accepted into KDE's
root code trunk ?
Thanks again, keep up the great effort/work & welcome aboard.
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