[Standards] UPDATED: XEP-0171 (Language Translation)

Fletcher, Boyd C. CIV US USJFCOM JFL J9935 Boyd.Fletcher at je.jfcom.mil
Mon Feb 18 17:46:30 UTC 2008

I think the idea of associating lang with contact is a good one and we essentially do that in transverse. We sound out presence msgs with xml:lang tags and transverse uses that to determine in which language the client should respond.

We would very much like to test xep-171 interoperability between psi and transverse. If you grab tranverse from our web site, we have it configured to use google translate - which btw has improved dramaticallly now that they are less rule based.


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Subject: Re: [Standards] UPDATED: XEP-0171 (Language Translation)

Fletcher, Boyd C. CIV US USJFCOM JFL J9935 pisze:
> Oh and nost users to not regularly change their lang when sending.
It depends on what you mean by "change their lang". I rarely (if ever) 
change language when talking with someone, but I use different languages 
for different people. Maybe it's not so obvious if you are a native 
English speaker ;) So yes, I would rarely change the setting, but this 
would be a per-contact setting, and I would have to set it every time I 
start talking with someone new.

(from your other email)
 > There are ways to detect which lang is being used based on
 > the encoding
This doesn't really apply to XMPP, because there is only one encoding 
(utf8). But yes, there are other methods to "guess" the language, 
although they require quite smart algorithms.

Anyway, I was planning to add better language (xml:lang) support to Psi, 
so maybe it's time to look at this again :)

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