<i18n dev> RFR [jdk8u-dev]: Add pl localization to jar tool

Jacob Wisor gitne at gmx.de
Tue Mar 24 22:14:28 UTC 2015

Hello Michael,

Am 24.03.2015 um 18:31 schrieb Michael Fang:
> Hi Jabob,
> Thank you very much for contributing to the translation of native2ascii tool and
> jar tool.
> The information displayed on http://openjdk.java.net/groups/i18n was created
> prior to JDK8. Due to Makefile updates, the localization instruction does not
> work anymore. We need to fix this page ASAP.

Yeah, I have noticed this too, right after I had localized 
sun/tools/javac/resources/javac.properties only to find out that it is used by 
the outdated compiler only. I should have started with 
com/sun/tools/javac/resources/javac.properties. But anyway, now I have localized 
them both.

> Currently, we are not able to support additional language translation in OpenJDK
> bundles without also including them in Oracle JDK bundles.

Why is this a problem? Everybody is free to use OpenJDK in their products, 
including Oracle. And, if you are referring to the fact that additional 
localizations may possibly require additional customer support then I will have 
to disappoint you: Various currently "supported" localizations are incomplete in 
various places, tools, and components, eg. like de or sv. So, "requiring 
additional support" is actually an invalid argument.

Another possibility for Oracle - if Oracle /really/ wants to waste existing 
language support - is to foster a build infrastructure that drops localization 
support for certain locales at build time. It is odd and perhaps inconvenient 
but possible.

> To add additional localization to your environment, you could create a jar file with translated
> resource files and place the jar file under <java_home>/lib/ext directory (works
> up to JDK8).

Yes, I know. But, this would be rather tedious for many people to install. 
Besides, this/these multi-language JAR file(s) would have to be hosted somewhere 
for people to find and download easily. Including all localizations into OpenJDK 
and then perhaps excluding them for Oracle JDK is probably the best way to go.


> On 2015年03月09日 13:10, Jacob Wisor wrote:
>> Hello there!
>> I have added pl localization to the JAR tool. However, I did not find the
>> make/common/Defs.gmk file which is referenced here:
>> http://openjdk.java.net/groups/i18n.
>> Please review this patch. More tools are coming! ;-)
>> Regards,
>> Jacob

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