Re: I18N in DocBook
- From: Martin Baulig <martin home-of-linux org>
- To: gnome-doc-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: I18N in DocBook
- Date: 23 Feb 1999 10:55:15 +0100
Andrew Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Mark Galassi <email@example.com> writes:
> > Christopher> How was the docbook instructions to set the language?
> > Christopher> (it's for a translation)
> > This is a stylesheet issue, isn't it? With recent DocBook stylesheets
> > you should be able to use IT instead of EN as the language code, and
> > it should work as long as the DSSSL stylesheets work with Italian. I
> > know they work with German, so you can try GE (or was it DE?) and see
> > what to expect if IT works.
> You should also probably use the DocBook LANG attribute. It's valid
> for most elements, but best used for the top-level element for your
> document, eg <BOOK LANG="en">. Also, if there is a section, phrase,
> <PHRASE LANG="latin"/et cetera/ in another language, you can use the
> LANG attribute for that.
> The style sheet may be able to detect this and set the right
> language/locale settings automatically. I don't know if the standard
> ones do this though.
The libgtop-docu module in the `translations' directory also contains
some first attempt of getting translated docbook documents ...
Martin Baulig - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.home-of-linux.org
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