Merging different language files


Let's say you have a MSN install in the dutch language at your work, and a MSN install in english at home.
If i merge the files between languages then the order of appearance is incorrect, because of the different date formats.
At the moment i don't have access to 2 files and don't know if it is possible to edit this item, so i could add them later on.
Closed Sep 24, 2007 at 10:47 AM by fernandof
Merging different languages is handled correctly.
The format of the date&time is honored and it won't be changed by the utility. This means that if 2 history files have different formats, the unified history file will have 2 different formats as well.


vinzzz wrote Sep 19, 2007 at 9:39 PM

I did a new test and it seems the order of appearance is going the right way, the only thing is the format of the date... i merged 2 files together, one dutch and one english. A few lines of the result:

16-3-2007 16:03:09 Adriënne... :D vinzzz test 16-3-2007 16:03:11 Adriënne... :D vinzzz test2 16-3-2007 16:08:05 Adriënne... :D vinzzz test3 3/16/2007 4:41:00 PM Adriënne... :D vinzzz test 3/16/2007 4:42:10 PM Adriënne... :D vinzzz test23/16/2007 4:44:37 PM Adriënne... :D vinzzz test3

fernandof wrote Sep 24, 2007 at 10:38 AM

Thanks for the contribution vinzzz.If the ordering is correct it means you get the correct conversations - which is the primary goal of this utility. :)I agree that the format is not maintained correctly, but unfortunately I cannot fix that. The format is decided by the MSN client based on the locale of the workstation. I could re-format all date/times to use the locale of the workstation running this utility, but I'm not sure it's a desired behavior.

I will close this issue as there is no problem merging different languages. If you wish me to create a new version in which the locales of 2 different files will be overriden with the locale of the workstation running this utility - say so and I'll create a new feature.


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