Category Archives: General announcements

Localized Platform ActionScript Reference

This article was originally written in English. Text in other languages was provided by machine translation.

The Adobe® Flex® ActionScript® 3.0 Language Reference in 6 languages is no more; the ActionScript® 3.0 Reference for Adobe® Flash® Professional in 16 languages bit the dust as well. Before you panic, the localized ActionScript References have gone the route of the English-language ActionScript® 3.0 Reference for the Adobe® Flash® Platform.

Announcing! The Platform ASR, as we affectionately call it, is now available in all 16 languages of the Flash Platform: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Turkish, Polish and Czech!

In addition to English, commenting has been enabled for French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, and Simplified Chinese.

Now, if you develop in Flex, ColdFusion and Flash, in a language other than English, let’s say Japanese, you will be able to filter on those products and get the AS classes you need, all in one single document!

Not all products are supported in every language, but the beauty of this “all products under one roof” scenario is that you won’t have to go back and forth between the English-only version and a localized version if you are, for example, a Flex and ColdFusion developer. That’s because, for those products not supported in a particular language, you will find the English default in the same document. For example, French is supported by Flash Pro, AIR, Flash Player, Flex, but not LiveCycle or ColdFusion. So, in the French Platform ASR, you will find French and English together, depending on which products or runtimes you filter on.

The URLs to each language, for your convenience:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
http://help.adobe.com/fr_FR/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
http://help.adobe.com/de_DE/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
http://help.adobe.com/ja_JP/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
http://help.adobe.com/es_ES/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
http://help.adobe.com/it_IT/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
http://help.adobe.com/pt_BR/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
http://help.adobe.com/sv_SE/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
http://help.adobe.com/nl_NL/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
http://help.adobe.com/ko_KR/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
http://help.adobe.com/zh_CN/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
http://help.adobe.com/zh_TW/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
http://help.adobe.com/cs_CZ/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
http://help.adobe.com/pl_PL/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
http://help.adobe.com/ru_RU/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
http://help.adobe.com/tr_TR/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/

I hope you are as excited about this as I am. Please blog and tweet about it, but most importantly, start using the new Platform ActionScript Reference in one of the above languages! Let me know what you think.

[Janice Campbell, Platform Localization]

Adobe AIR Launchpad Localized

This article was originally written in English. Text in other languages was provided by machine translation.

Adobe AIR Launchpad v2.5.0, the desktop tool (created by Platform Evangelist Greg Wilson & team) that helps Adobe Flex® developers get started building desktop and mobile applications deployed on Adobe AIR, is now available in seven new languages in addition to English: French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.

For details about the Launchpad v2.5.0 new features, including the localizations, visit Holly Schinsky’s (aka devgirlFL) blog. The language used at runtime is determined based on the default OS language. So far, feedback has been positive. If you wish to help us improve on it, please post to the AIR Launchpad Forum.

Thanks, the Flex Localization Team

Community Translation now enabled on Adobe TV

This article was originally written in English. Text in other languages was provided by machine translation.

 

Last week Adobe launched a community translation project on Adobe TV.

“Community Translation extends the global reach of Adobe TV by enabling our audience to translate the closed-captioning of our videos into any language they choose, via a very easy-to-use online translation tool.”

Although the “official” announcement went out today, there have already been 154 translations completed, in 25 different languages, during the few days since the site went live and today. This is information that otherwise would not be available for non-English speakers. I have already contributed as well, translating one of the several Adobe TV tutorials into Brazilian Portuguese. The process was fast and painless and it gave me joy to be able to share the useful hints and tips of the tutorial with fellow Portuguese-speaking users around the globe.

Do you want to become a translator of Adobet TV content and join this brand new community?
Learn more here:

  • Anyone with fluency in English and at least one other language can apply to be a translator.
  • Participants in the program use a simple, intuitive interface provided by our partner DotSUB to translate the closed-captioning titles line-by-line.
  • Once approved by a reviewer, the translation becomes available as a closed-captioning track on the video, and also appears as a searchable, interactive transcript alongside the video.

A list of translated videos is available at  http://tv.adobe.com/translations/watch

An incentive program to reward the most active translators will be launching soon.

New Adobe Community Champions program includes many users from across the globe

This article was originally written in English. Text in other languages was provided by machine translation.

 

Yesterday the Adobe Community team announced the launch of the Adobe Community Champions program, targetted at those active Adobe users who use their voice to reach out to community on a more personal level. I thought it was a great way to recognize these champions of Adobe.

I looked at the list of 87 users that were invited into this program, and I was glad to see a strong representation from across the globe: close to half of all community champions are from outside the U.S., most of which from countries were English is not the official language. There was good representation from Europe (Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Turkey, Czech Republic, Croatia, Armenia), and Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico). I felt Asia was a bit unrepresented (only a handful from Singapore, Korea and India). I identified one user from Israel, and one from Egypt. English-speaking users in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, U.K. and South Africa rounded up the list.

It’ll be great to see this list grow and include more users from across the world next year. I’ll start to check out what our users are up to in other active places such as Central and Eastern Europe, Central America, China, and Southeast Asia. BTW, have you checked out the Adobe Groups site yet? The list of groups is quite international.

Leandro Reis, Globalization Program Manager

The Adobe Globalization Blog

This article was originally written in English.

 

Today we are launching Adobe’s first ever globalization blog. Adobe believes that everyone in the world should be able to express and exchange ideas in the language they prefer, and thus we have a strong interest in ensuring that our global customers are able to create applications, content and systems that satisfy the requirements of every geographical market.

Through this blog, we intend to provide our users with information that will enable them to achieve that. In addition, we will inform readers about new globalization-relevant product features, tools and libraries.

Also, we hope to hear from you! Have you found a globalization or localization bug? Do you have a globalization-related request for one of our products? Wrote some globalization guidelines that you want to share with the world? Here’s the place to share your feedback.

Enjoy
The Adobe Globalization Team