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C obj.pngTEXTS is a convenience class to access the Text Provider Services used for the localization of the texts in the user interface.

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TEXTS.get("persons");

It is possible to use some Parameters:

String name = "Bob";
int age = 13;
 
TEXTS.get("NameWithAge", name, age);

In this case, some placeholders for the parameters are needed in the translated text:

 NameWithAge={0} is {1} years old;

properties files

Scout uses the java.util.ResourceBundle mechanism for native language support. So whatever language files you have in your <project-prefix>.shared/resources/texts/*.properties are taken as translation base.

Example setup:

  • <project-prefix>.shared/resources/texts/Texts.properties
  • <project-prefix>.shared/resources/texts/Texts_fr.properties

If your application starts with the -vmargs -Duser.language=fr or eclipse.exe -nl=fr the translations in Texts_fr.properties are considered. In case of any other user language the translations in Texts.properties are considered.

It is possible to edit these files in the Eclipse Scout SDK with the NLS Editor.

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