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Will language plugin support ever come?
Ben Her
post May 10 2004, 14:20
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Ok, I read the FAQ and ran a forum search, but I just have to ask anyway - will there ever be a time when foobar can handle language packs? I have been interested in doing this for a long time, but it doesn't seem to be on the development radar.

To be honest, I find the tone of the FAQ a bit terse if not rude. Not every non-native English speaker has an interest in studying the language or "problems with English." This is why people localize software in the first place.

Foobar is an excellent player, but as a translator, I find it a shame that foobar doesn't handle language plugins of some kind. Suggesting to others to write more FAQs, and further fragment foobar related resources, doesn't really seem like an ideal solution.
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jhartmann
post Sep 5 2006, 22:52
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Is foobar2000 for users or only for freaks? However "advanced" it might be -- it's a player, not a tool for full-time audio professionals.

Still most (sic!) of all windows users are not really speaking english (even if they had some lessons at school), and so they just won't ever use an english-only software. So why exclude them?

I read "arguments" like "it's not easy to translate", "others aren't translated, too" or even "it might complicate user experience". You don't mean that seriously, do you? If the english user interface words/phrases go into extra files, it's a matter of hours to translate them. And it's up to the user to stay with the english original (if she/he might think that this is less complicating) or switch to any translation. Untranslated third party stuff? Hell, who cares? If there's demand it will be translated, too. If not, then not. The user can decide if she/he wants to mix a translated foobar with an untranslated plugin (on a translated windows) or if an all-english foobar might serve her/him better.

By the way: Isn't it just reeeealy baaaad sw design to not abstract/seperate ui language stuff from logic?
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- Ben Her   Will language plugin support ever come?   May 10 2004, 14:20
- - The Link   In order to avoid some misunderstandings: I'm ...   May 10 2004, 14:47
- - Xenion   once you have cfg'ed it with all playlist desi...   May 10 2004, 19:34
- - upNorth   This has been discussed before, and I think a very...   May 10 2004, 20:44
|- - gandhi   QUOTE (upNorth @ May 10 2004, 11:44) Pers...   Sep 6 2006, 09:36
- - Moneo   In my opinion, there are several reasons why local...   May 11 2004, 08:27
- - Ben Her   Thanks for the replies, I see what you mean. I som...   May 11 2004, 13:42
- - askoff   QUOTE (Xenion @ May 10 2004, 08:34 PM)and btw...   May 11 2004, 14:11
- - Brams   First: I know, that this is an old thread, but I t...   Jun 2 2006, 23:24
- - Chronial   I know the discussion on this topic has rested som...   Aug 13 2006, 02:43
- - iOsiris   I wouldn't support a full out translatoin of t...   Aug 13 2006, 04:17
- - q-stankovic   It is very funny that i don't know the words i...   Aug 13 2006, 15:27
- - jhartmann   Is foobar2000 for users or only for freaks? Howeve...   Sep 5 2006, 22:52
- - FRICSO   I'm brazilian, and speak portuguese (advanced)...   Sep 6 2006, 01:45
|- - ...Just Elliott   QUOTE (FRICSO @ Sep 6 2006, 01:45) I...   Sep 6 2006, 08:41
|- - Squeller   QUOTE (...Just Elliott @ Sep 5 2006, 23:4...   Sep 6 2006, 09:31
|- - molnart   QUOTE (Squeller @ Sep 6 2006, 10:31) b) P...   Sep 6 2006, 13:10
- - Chronial   QUOTE Well you've really just said why it...   Sep 6 2006, 08:52
|- - ...Just Elliott   QUOTE (Chronial @ Sep 6 2006, 08:52) QUOT...   Sep 6 2006, 09:10
|- - TrNSZ   QUOTE (...Just Elliott @ Sep 6 2006, 04:1...   Sep 6 2006, 09:14
|- - ...Just Elliott   QUOTE (TrNSZ @ Sep 6 2006, 09:14) QUOTE (...   Sep 6 2006, 09:38
|- - david_dl   QUOTE (...Just Elliott @ Sep 6 2006, 21:3...   Sep 6 2006, 10:46
- - kjoonlee   The "the core changes so fast that nobody can...   Sep 6 2006, 13:17
- - Chronial   QUOTE Firefox is avaliable in different languages ...   Sep 6 2006, 18:12
- - pepoluan   One big problem of translation is the inconsistent...   Sep 6 2006, 18:47
|- - kalmark   QUOTE (pepoluan @ Sep 6 2006, 19:47) One ...   Sep 6 2006, 19:53
- - Peter   To start with, foobar2000 was never meant to be us...   Sep 6 2006, 20:41


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