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fallback-functionality

Hi, is Kiwix capable of fallback-functionality? Cheers

[[kgh]] (talk)16:27, 23 December 2011

What do you mean with fallback function? Per default Kiwix is in English, so if no localisation is matching the local language, Kiwix will be in English. But, if translation files are corrupted (what should never happen) and Kiwix does not start for this reason, there is no fallback. Kelson (talk) 16:42, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Kelson (talk)16:42, 23 December 2011

Fallback means that if there is no translation for "de-formal" it will fall back to the translation to "de" and in case there is no "de" it will fall back to "en". Without fall back, missing translations for "de-formal" will immediately be shown in "en".

[[kgh]] (talk)17:58, 23 December 2011

I do not know, but I guess, it will fallback to de... but I'm not sure. Kelson (talk) 18:02, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Kelson (talk)18:02, 23 December 2011

I guess Siebrand will be able to tell. Let's wait for his answer.

[[kgh]] (talk)18:09, 23 December 2011

Kiwix will not if Kiwix doesn't have the code to fall back to other languages than English.

Siebrand18:31, 23 December 2011

This is handled by xulrunner itself, so I do not have implemented the code which manages that. Kelson (talk) 18:50, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Kelson (talk)18:50, 23 December 2011

Oh, that's pretty cool. Do you have a reference to the fallback behaviour you can share?

Siebrand19:18, 23 December 2011

The best I can share with you is: https://developer.mozilla.org/En/How_to_enable_locale_switching_in_a_XULRunner_application

... but this still does not answer exactly to your question. The best choice is: you check it out (by testing) yourself. If something goes wrong, please open a bug report at http://reportabug.kiwix.org Kelson (talk) 18:57, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Kelson (talk)18:57, 27 December 2011