Saturday, September 20, 2014

Android: language locale

Android allows us to write applications that are specific to languages and regions.

  • create locale specific layouts if language has different layout than default (i.e. Chinese)
  • create local specific res/values/strings.xml for each language you want to support
  • create local specific res/values/dimens.xml if language requires some minor length adjustments (e.g. German)

Don't forget to provide translations for regional varieties of the language!

    <string name="app_name">Converter Mate!</string>
    <string name="select_conversion">Select Conversion  Mate!:</string>
    <string name="enter_value">Enter Value  Mate!</string>
    <string name="action_settings">Settings  Mate!</string>
    <string name="resulting_value">Resulting Value Mate!:</string>