[NTG-context] Simple question

Wolfgang Schuster wolfgang.schuster.lists at gmail.com
Tue May 10 17:21:04 CEST 2022

Gerben Wierda via ntg-context schrieb am 10.05.2022 um 00:15:
> What is the easiest way to have a ‘database’ of translations for 
> strings and maybe links?
> I now have 4 languages and 2 versions so 8 documents, but I’d like to 
> have all translatable strings together so I can maintain these in a 
> single file. Ideally I can do a file where the key of the translation 
> is one language (say English) and the translations are part of that.
> Something I can call like this
> \translatephrase[English phrase][nl]
> \translatelocation[../LMTX-Output/without-ids/en/file.pdf][nl][simple]
> and where I can maintain all the translations a bit like this:
> \translationentry[English phrase]{
> \definetranslatephrase[nl]Nederlandse frase]
> \definetranslatephrase[fr][Phrase français]
> }
> }
> \translatelocation[../LMTX-Output/without-ids/en/file.pdf][simple][nl][../LMTX-Output/without-ids/nl/file-simple.pdf]]
> \translatelocation[../LMTX-Output/without-ids/en/file.pdf][none][nl][../LMTX-Output/without-ids/nl/file.pdf]]
> Where the \translatelocation command can be used inside an 
> \externalfigure command and \translatephrase can be used as as text.
> In the end I’d like to compile with
> context language=fr mode=simple mainfile.tex
> Doable?

To set language dependent texts you can use the labeltext mechanism 
which is used by ConTeXt to change the captions for floats etc.

Besides the default \labeltext and \setuplabeltext commands you can 
create your own instance of the mechanism for your texts.

%%%% begin example
\definelabelclass [gerben]

\setupgerbentext [en] [phrase=English phrase]
\setupgerbentext [nl] [phrase=Nederlandse frase]
\setupgerbentext [fr] [phrase=Phrase français]


%%%% end example

To change images you use multiple sub folders where each folder has 
images which the same name. In ConTeXt you can use a mode to choose 
which directory is used to load the image. Another method is to map the 
file names of the images to symbolic names and use only the symbolic 
names in your document.

%%%% begin example
\setupexternalfigures [location={local,global,default}]

\useexternalfigure [simple] [cow.pdf]
%\useexternalfigure [simple] [hacker.png]

%%%% end example


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