Here’s a followup on my post about localizing Perl modules with Locale::TextDomain. Dist::Zilla::LocaleTextDomain was great for developers, less so for translators. A Sqitch translator asked how to test the translation file he was working on. My only reply was to compile the whole module, then install it and test it. Ugh.
Today, I released Dist::Zilla::LocaleTextDomain
v0.85 with a new command,
command allows translators to easily compile just the file they’re working on
and nothing else. For pure Perl modules in particular, it’s pretty easy to test
then. By default, the compiled catalog goes into
convincing the module to find it is simple. For example, I updated the test
sqitch app to take advantage of this. Now, to test, say, the French
translation file, all the translator has to do is:
> dzil msg-compile po/fr.po [LocaleTextDomain] po/fr.po: 155 translated messages, 24 fuzzy translations, 16 untranslated messages. > LANGUAGE=fr ./t/sqitch foo "foo" n'est pas une commande valide
I hope this simplifies things for translators. See the notes for translators for a few more words on the subject.
Looking for the comments? Try the old layout.