How to load translation for static library widget



  • @kshegunov

    Do you have any output in the creator's windows that might suggest your translation is not loaded?

    No

    Do you get the "Failed to load a translation for QT in your local language" message printed?

    No. I get Failed to load translation from static library error message!



  • @kshegunov said:

    according to this it should be placed in the beginning of main().

    I did that... still get same behavior.


  • Qt Champions 2017

    Hello,
    Something is amiss here, let's take it from the top. You said that you get the "Failed to load a translation for QT in your local language" message, but this message is to be shown when this fails:

        myTranslator->load(*local, QLatin1String("tester"), QLatin1String("_"), QLatin1String(":/i18n"))
    

    This particular line is in your application and tries to load an application translation, where does a static library resource come in play here? Could you tell what is the current language you're using and its iso code (you could use QLocale::language() and QLocale::languageToString), and make sure there's a matching translation file?

    Kind regards.



  • @kshegunov said:

    Hello,
    Something is amiss here, let's take it from the top. You said that you get the "Failed to load a translation for QT in your local language" message, but this message is to be shown when this fails: myTranslator->load(*local, QLatin1String("tester"), QLatin1String("_"), QLatin1String(":/i18n"))

    I didn't say that!
    I said I get Failed to load translation from static library which points to myTranslator->load(":/languages/arabic") failure!

    where does a static library resource come in play here?

    As I mentioned above this line suppose to load translation from static library's resource

    Could you tell what is the current language you're using and its iso code

    English; en_US


  • Qt Champions 2017

    @mbnoimi

    I didn't say that!
    I said I get Failed to load translation from static library

    Indeed you did, it's my mistake, sorry.

    which points to myTranslator->load(":/languages/arabic") failure!

    Could you verify that this file is available? For example what does QFile::exists(":/languages/arabic") return, true or false? If the file exists then the problem is with the actual loading, if the file is not found, then I guess there's a problem with the resource initialization.

    Kind regards.



  • @kshegunov said:

    Could you verify that this file is available? For example what does QFile::exists(":/languages/arabic") return, true or false?

    I get true

    If the file exists then the problem is with the actual loading, if the file is not found, then I guess there's a problem with the resource initialization.

    After reviewing the project I discovered there are two "resources.qrc" the first one in the static library and the other in tester app. so I supposed this maybe makes Qt confused so I renamed one of them to a different name but unfortunately I still get same result.



  • @mrjj said:

    QDirIterator it(":", QDirIterator::Subdirectories);
        while (it.hasNext()) {
            qDebug() << it.next();
        }
    

    to have a look how the files are named in the running exe to to verify
    that they are indeed under ":/i18n" and paths are as you expect.

    I got this output:

    Failed to load translation from static library
    ":/qt-project.org"
    ":/qt-project.org/qmime"
    ":/qt-project.org/qmime/freedesktop.org.xml"
    ":/qt-project.org/styles"
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    ":/qt-project.org/styles/commonstyle/images/cdr-16.png"
    ":/qt-project.org/styles/commonstyle/images/up-16.png"
    ":/qt-project.org/styles/commonstyle/images/up-32.png"
    ":/qt-project.org/styles/commonstyle/images/dvd-32.png"
    ":/qt-project.org/styles/commonstyle/images/cdr-32.png"
    ":/qt-project.org/styles/commonstyle/images/left-32.png"
    ":/qt-project.org/styles/commonstyle/images/stop-32.png"
    ":/qt-project.org/styles/commonstyle/images/file-16.png"
    ":/qt-project.org/styles/commonstyle/images/down-16.png"
    ":/qt-project.org/styles/commonstyle/images/stop-24.png"
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    ":/qt-project.org/qmessagebox/images/qtlogo-64.png"
    ":/i18n"
    ":/i18n/tester_ar.qm"
    ":/i18n/tester_de.qm"
    ":/i18n/tester_fr.qm"
    ":/i18n/tester_en.qm"
    ":/i18n/tester_ru.qm"
    ":/i18n/tester_it.qm"
    ":/languages"
    ":/languages/i18n"
    ":/languages/i18n/WidgetKeyboard_fr.qm"
    ":/languages/i18n/WidgetKeyboard_ar.qm"
    ":/languages/i18n/WidgetKeyboard_de.qm"
    ":/languages/i18n/WidgetKeyboard_en.qm"
    ":/languages/i18n/WidgetKeyboard_it.qm"
    ":/languages/i18n/WidgetKeyboard_ru.qm"
    ":/images"
    ":/images/cut"
    ":/images/copy"
    ":/images/logo"
    ":/images/paste"
    ":/images/normalEcho"
    ":/images/passwdEcho"
    ":/sounds"
    ":/sounds/click.wav"
    QSoundEffect(pulseaudio): Error decoding source
    

  • Qt Champions 2017

    @mbnoimi
    What about loading like this:

        translator->load("arabic", ":/languages");
    

    And as a second suggestion: I think you should create another QTranslator object for the second translation file.

    Kind regards.



  • @kshegunov said:

    And as a second suggestion: I think you should create another QTranslator object for the second translation file.

    Thanks. This fixed Tester app. problem but it didn't fix the main problem (loading translation from static library) I still get this error message:

    Failed to load translation from static library


  • Qt Champions 2017

    @mbnoimi
    And have you tried the loading like this translator->load("arabic", ":/languages");, since you didn't comment on that?



  • @kshegunov said:

    @mbnoimi
    And have you tried the loading like this translator->load("arabic", ":/languages");, since you didn't comment on that?

    Didn't work :( I get same error message


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Can I ask some silly maybe ?
    The list shows
    :/i18n/tester_ar.qm

    There is no "arabic" under languages
    there is
    ":/languages/i18n/WidgetKeyboard_ar.qm"



  • @kshegunov said:

    And have you tried the loading like this translator->load("arabic", ":/languages");, since you didn't comment on that?

    I tried to use translator->load(":/languages/i18n/WidgetKeyboard_ar") instead. The error message disappeared ("Failed to load translation from static library") but the widget comes from the static library still appears in English!


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Silly question number 2.
    The test calls ui->retranslateUi(this);
    void Tester::changeEvent(QEvent *event)
    {
    if (event->type() == QEvent::LanguageChange) {
    ui->retranslateUi(this);
    } else
    QWidget::changeEvent(event);
    }
    But tester ui->retranslate() knows about the widgets from the library ?
    retranslateUi() just call all ->setText for elements inserted on the UI.
    How can it know about widgets in the Lib?
    Who calls widget_in_lib->setText?



  • @mrjj said:

    But tester ui->retranslate() knows about the widgets from the library ?
    retranslateUi() just call all ->setText for elements inserted on the UI.
    How can it know about widgets in the Lib?
    Who calls widget_in_lib->setText?

    Fair point. But as you can see from the code the widget in static library built manually not by using Qt Designer so retranslate doesn't exist and I don't know how to create an alternative to it :(


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    @mbnoimi
    well for dynamic translation, meaning load translation AFTER keyboard been created would be to call
    void WidgetKeyBoard::createKeyboard(void) again.
    As it seems to be the only place with tr(text);
    retranslateUi() is very simple in all programs. it simply just sets the texts again
    and the tr function gets the new text from the active translation.
    Alternatively you need enum all widgets (in keyboard), get the text and re-set it via tr / directly look up trans text.
    But it can be messy if many types of Widgets as then u need to handle the "setText" for each.



  • @mrjj said:

    @mbnoimi
    well for dynamic translation, meaning load translation AFTER keyboard been created would be to call
    void WidgetKeyBoard::createKeyboard(void) again.

    I tried to call createKeyboard() once again as following but still gives same result although this function calls tr() so it suppose to do what you talked about!

    void Tester::changeEvent(QEvent *event)
    {
        if (event->type() == QEvent::LanguageChange) {
            ui->retranslateUi(this);
            myKeyboard->createKeyboard();
        } else
            QWidget::changeEvent(event);
    }
    

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi
    Maybe you can
    delete myKeyboard;
    myKeyboard = new Keyboard(this);
    as im not sure if calling createKeyboard() for same instance is 100% ok. (did not try it)

    Then there is the context thing.
    for mainwindow, its "mainwindow" (doh), but I do wonder about the translation that comes from static.

    Since they are linked into "main", I assume its context is the same as main (tester) but if the
    qm is different, it will not work.

    So open them (qms) in Linguist and check the context they were extracted as.

    then try with
    http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qcoreapplication.html#translate

    To test a translation with that context and see if it does resolve.

    First then I would worry about tr working in createKeyboard()

    If I may say so.

    update:
    Context is "WidgetKeyBoard"
    So calling createKeyboard() should be in the right context as we are in that class.

    So testing with qcoreapplication.html#translate
    to see if all is loaded and happy.



  • Thank you guys, I'm no longer work on this project since Digia announcement.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    @mbnoimi
    Ok, why if I can ask?


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