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.
- I liked translate shell a lot.
- 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.