Thursday Jul 19, 2007

Hello from the Globalization(G11n) team!

GlobalizationGone are days when the Localization(L10n) support came in much later than the product release! We ship the product with 7 languages for every release we do. This means the product is fully localized in all aspects during the development cycle and there is only one multi-language release of any version. The official Sun supported languages are : German(de), Spenish(es), French(fr), Japanese(ja), Korean(ko), Simplified Chinese(zh-cn), Traditional Chinese(zh-tw).

We are members of Portal Globalization(G11n) team and are very excited to use this forum to discuss Portal Internationalization(I18n) and Localization(L10n) topics. We made lot of changes for the OpenPortal project to simplify the mechanics of how we manage l10n sources and how the translations get built and packaged with the product. For instance, we eliminated the need for separate l10n packages! We look forward to your suggestions and comments to improve our product for non-English customers.

The current release is Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1 Update 1 and we added lot of cool stuff in this release. Some of these are AJAX Container, Blog Portlet and Community feature enhancements- all of these are i18n ready and localized in 7 languages. We'll be blogging about each of these in more detail in the near future.

The G11n team for OpenPortal can be reached reached via this blog, or via the users@portal.dev.java.net or dev@portal.dev.java.net

(Image above shows Community Membership , Documentation Channel of Portal Server Community Sample Localized in Japanese Language)

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