Put translated documents into separate per-language directories, using the same filename

Bug #1425010 reported by Daniel Holbach
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Ubuntu Help App
Fix Released
Daniel Holbach

Bug Description

From https://code.launchpad.net/~dholbach/ubuntu-devices-help/1423871/+merge/250467

- I initially suggested using a directory for each language to contain the generated files. In a conversation on IRC, Daniel mentioned that this presents an issue with CSS/JS relative imports' for the toolkit theme.
- On second thoughts, and if we cannot use the above, I'd suggest keeping the same filename for all files, but adding the language as a suffix, just as the Apache docs suggest to load translations [1]. That is:
 - index.en-us.html
 - index.de.html
 - get-in-touch.en-us.html (*)
 - get-in-touch.de.html

[1] http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/content-negotiation.html
(*) Note the - vs. _ and lowercase. This is for converting gettext language codes to BCP-47 language codes, which are understood by the browser: http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/bcp/bcp47.txt

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David Planella (dpm) wrote :

Note: when converting gettext language codes to BCP-47 ones, it might be worth having a separate function, as there are some exceptions that don't follow the "convert to lowercase and dashes". The most notable:

zh_CN -> zh-hans
zh_TW -> zh-hant

Changed in ubuntu-devices-help:
assignee: nobody → Daniel Holbach (dholbach)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
summary: - Put translated documents into per separate directory, using the same
- filename
+ Put translated documents into separate per-language directories, using
+ the same filename
Changed in ubuntu-devices-help:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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