Erlang app internationalization and localization

Erlang is a general-purpose, concurrent, functional programming language, and a garbage-collected runtime system. The term Erlang is used interchangeably with Erlang/OTP, or Open Telecom Platform (OTP), which consists of the Erlang runtime system, several ready-to-use components (OTP) mainly written in Erlang, and a set of design principles for Erlang programs.

Created by
Joe Armstrong, Robert Virding, Mike Williams
December 8, 1998

Erlang applications are usually translated using

Best way to localize Erlang apps

The first step is to extract the text to translate into language files. This process is called internationalization. The etnt/gettext library can be used to extract the text to translate into Gettext PO files.

Once you have internationalized your Erlang app, use a translation software localization tool such as WebTranslateIt to manage your localization workflow.

It is easy to translate a Erlang app with WebTranslateIt. Create a project, upload your source language file in the File Manager and translate it on the Translation Interface.

The tools included in WebTranslateIt, such as Batch Operations, the Translation Memory or Machine Translation can help you translate that file automatically, faster and cost effectively.

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