SpeakingDuck (Maven plugin for java resource bundle transition.)

Developing multi-lingual applications in java seems a pain, to me anyway.
There are resource bundles and a localisation API – which are well documented.

I wanted to auto translate these bundles, and then have friends look over and refine the translations later.

  • I did not want some heavy weight application to manage properties files etc.
  • I found some simple auto translation tools, some free-ish, some pay-per-say. But they did not support java resource bundles.
  • Few tools supported maven
  • But nothing just worked

So I created a quick maven plugin to translate resource bundles, by calling whatever tool you setup.

Stuk it on github, will attempt to register it with maven.