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Need help to support in multiple languages

Ashwin venkatesh

Joined: Oct 16, 2006
Posts: 7
Hi All,

I have a Midlet application which is working fine with English as its default language, now i want the same application to support with multiple languages. ex: if it is deployed in germany it should support german lang and french in france and so on. please help me in solving this issue at the earliest.
Theodore Casser
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Joined: Mar 14, 2001
Posts: 1902

Well, you have a few options, it looks like.

There is JSR-238 - the internationalization API for Java ME - which I can only find a few references to support on devices with. (J2ME Polish's site only shows one phone - Siemens SL75 - supporting it in their database.)

You could also detect the locale and load in appropriate strings from a file in the resource directory (similar to how you'd handle it in Java SE).

Hope that helps!

Theodore Jonathan Casser
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