[etoys-dev] Translating etoys home screen

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Oct 9 05:31:13 EDT 2013

On 08.10.2013, at 22:56, Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org> wrote:

> Hi Bert,
> Could you advise on how we could translate the etoys home screen to Armenian?
> I see:
> http://forum.world.st/How-to-translate-strings-in-Home-pr-td3527757.html
> However the crucial "how to translate" link there is broken.

Ah, that's on the old wiki:

Would be great if someone could make a more thorough step-by-step guide, like the one for the help system:


However, these are different in that a separate project is used per language and loaded on demand, whereas for the home-screen (and projects in general) all the translations live in a single project together.

> The first step in this translation would be to generate a list of
> strings so that I can pass them on for translation.

Yes. Unfortunately our in-project translation is not set up for gettext, and the home screen is just a project as far as the system is concerned.

Once you have changed the home screen project, you need to switch to the hidden "Unnamed1" project (via ctrl-shift-w) and save the etoys image.

- Bert -

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