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  1. Forrest
  2. FOR-18

support multiple languages (i18n)

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Critical
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 0.7
    • Component/s: Core operations
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      Description

      In my current environment to develop static mulitlingual web-sites, I use an ant build.xml and the m4 macro preprocessor to achieve the following (sample):
      1) index.en.m4 gets converted to index.en.html
      The *.en.m4 contains all language dependent text (similarly *.de.m4 for German) and includes
      index.m4 that contains the page's content layout.
      [(^\.)+].m4 includes sitedef.m4 where I define all global parts of the website (e.g. navigation structure, unique content e.g. phone numbers, filenames, etc.). This in turn includes a sitedefs.en or sitedef.de, ... respectively for global, language dependent definitions.
      2) Dependencies
      a) upon change of [(^\.)+].m4, all depending *.*LANG*.html get rebuilt
      b) upon change of sitedef.m4, build.xml, and alike all *.html gets rebuilt
      c) upon change of sitedefs.en all *.en.html get rebuilt.

      Obviously, I could use the exact same approach to create .xml whereever I created .html before, but my long-term goal is to get rid of m4. Has anybody already put some thought into how this would be done with forrest?

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              • Assignee:
                cheche Juan Jose Pablos
                Reporter:
                ralfhauser Ralf Hauser
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