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Den sön 10 maj 2020 kl 22:26 skrev jean-francois <>:

Hi Johnny,

Le 10/05/2020 à 14:35, Johnny Rosenberg a écrit :
I'm playing a little with macros (my level is probably one step or two
above beginner) and making extensions out of them. I found a few examples
online and I got it to work.

I don't know if I'm going to share anything in the future (because I
think my extensions will fulfil anyone else's needs than my own and they
are probably poorly written anyway), but if I want to do that, there's a
minor problem: My macros interact with the user (usually me) in Swedish,
and I guess it would be a good idea to at least write an English version
for sharing with others.

However, it would be nice if the extension adapts to the user's locale
installed (and falls back to English when the user's locale is not
available, that is in most cases). Is that possible? A link to some guide
of some sort would be appreciated. I found nothing so far.

IMO, as English is the lingua franca of IT, writing *any* code should
always be done in English (including comments). Using any other language
leads to what you're experiencing: no one will read the code, other than
a native.

As for user's interactions, yes, a translation into English could be of

And that's all I want to do, a translation to the user's language. I never
intended to translate my comments or anything else to Swedish, except
things that directly communicates with the user, such as the MsgBox command
and the Print command.
I guess that if I can't have those translated, I could always replace them
with custom dialogues, but it seems a little bit like ”isn't there an
easier way?”.

Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg

I'm using po files with a Basic adapted gettext() function I had
written for that (well, it's a little more convoluted but you get the

My 2 (euro)cents.

Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Bordeaux

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