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Language support CD released

By Chris Williams. Published: 21st Sep 2004, 22:41:19 | Permalink | Printable

Wrapped up in one place

A CD from a4comGerman dealer a4 has this month published a language pack CD that features its International Territory software.

The CD contains translations of the RISC OS 4, Adjust and 5 resources for German and Swiss users, a partially complete French translation of the RISC OS 5 resources, archives of previous German Territory resources, and also a collection of useful freeware and shareware.

"The International Territory application furthermore holds the Territory modules and base structures for Italy, Spain, Esperanto, and the Netherlands in a way to select and run these territories, but without translation of the user interface at the moment", a4's Detlef Thielsch told drobe.co.uk earlier today.

"The International Territory application is also available
for download from www.riscos.de/down.htm even though not all German resources are provided there."


a4 Territory support CD - 5 Euros plus postage, contact a4 for details Internationalising RISC OS

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RISC OS is finally beginning to become internationalised, thanks Detlef Thielsch. Quite a job to take on I see from the article in the link "Internationalising RISC OS". I have a Thai font in my Oregano2 browser RO4.02 computer that works ok, but I have failed to find, convert and install the correct true type font into my computer's Font Manager for my word processors etc. I will search again soon to find the correct thai TTF that will work in my RISC OS 4. Although it appears to be a tricky mammoth task for Detlef to bring these multi language features to our platform, I do hope that the outcome soon is as rewarding as the GimpPrint was when released. I strongly believe that this is very important for our platform's market to keep up with PC's domination, and to go beyond our historical English RISC OS. :grin:

 is a RISC OS UserSawadee on 22/9/04 10:28AM
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The really intersting feature apart from the good news that new current territory modules etc. are there is that it is an international Territory application, that is one which contains the files for several languages! This makes it much easier to have several ones at hand - be it either to take care of the app or for developers who want to check that their app survives a switch to a different territory. I do remember some apps which work(ed) with UK territory only. One common example is mail clients which need to get an English date and shouldn't rely on the UK territory to be the active one but should explicitely do date formatting requesting the UK territory instead of using the current one.

 is a RISC OS Userhzn on 22/9/04 5:47PM
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I'm a Italian RiscOS (enthusiastic) user ;-) I have downloaded the territory modules but I have a question: Are there the tools for create or modify the MESSAGE and RES files?

 is a RISC OS UserNeurox on 23/9/04 1:31PM
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There is one problem with it. It does also change keyboard configuration which leads you to typing azerty on a qwerty keyboard.

 is a RISC OS Userandretim on 23/9/04 8:30PM
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Hi, sorry but I don't understand your reply. I have a RiscPC SA with a normal keyboard (win compatible ;-( ) , it is configured with Italian layout and function very well. Paolo

 is a RISC OS UserNeurox on 24/9/04 7:01AM
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I understoud why it occured. Choosing territory 6 (France) not only selects territory 6 but sets *country France. This is the problem because this command selects both the alphabet (Latin1 so no problem) and suitable keyboard driver for France were they use by default Azerty keyboards. So I have to manually enter *keyboard UK to have the my own keyboard setting again.

 is a RISC OS Userandretim on 25/9/04 12:53PM
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