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Enabling RCP applications to work with different locales is an essential requirement for server-side Eclipse setups. Multiple users are accessing the same instance of a running application concurrently, and each one should see the UI in his preferred language. Providing a server-side platform, the RAP project faced this problem too and we needed to find solutions to support multiple locales. Recently I had the chance to...

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In Eclipse 3.5M4, there's new functionality in PDE to help you generate NL fragments. If you have already externalized strings (PDE Tools->Externalize Strings) in your plug-ins, you can internationalize them by using the internationalization wizard (PDE Tools->Internationalize). Choose the languages relevant to you, press finish and go!...

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I had to help someone internationalize their RCP application today and I didn't really have a straight forward simple example to point them to so I figure I'd share something here for everyone's benefit. I'll use the famous RCP mail example to get things started. The first step in internalization is making sure our strings are externalized so translators can actually do something with them....

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