For anyone who is interested in localizing their Flex or AIR applications, I’ve written a very simple series that I’ve contributed to the Adobe Developer Connection. As I’ve mentioned before, localization may seem like an enormous task, for any application, but the Flex framework provides great utilities to make this process surprisingly easy! The articles are part of a two-part series which focuses solely on the task of localizing Flex and AIR applications using the Flex framework. I’ve previously talked about Part 1, but now Part 2 is published and the series is complete!
Here is the end-product of the tutorial, which you can emulate for yourself in your own applications!
The series covers a variety of ways to attack the task of localization. Different approaches have different advantages as well as disadvantages, but with the complete series, you will hopefully have a better understanding of what approach will suit your needs and your customer’s needs.
If you have an application or a website, and you’re targeting (or want to be targeting) an international audience, then you’re going to have to localize! What that means is preparing your application for international use by building support for multiple languages. It may sound like a daunting task, but the Flex framework makes it surprisingly easy. I’ve written a very simple tutorial on the Adobe Developer ConnectionFlex Community that walks through a straightforward way of localizing a basic Flex application.
Here is the end-product of the tutorial, which you can easily create yourself, or implement within your own existing project!
This tutorial is only part 1 of the series, and illustrates one common way to achieve localization. There is another different, but common, way, which I’ll illustrate in part 2, and I’ll announce on this blog as well :)
Until next time, happy coding!
Update: I’ve just completed Part 2. Read about it here :)
Charles Bihis is a Computer Scientist for Adobe Systems. The views expressed in this blog are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of his employers.