Testing phone translations using the emulator

David Planella david.planella at ubuntu.com
Tue Jan 21 17:39:12 UTC 2014


Hi Volkan,

The emulator does take a while to load, as mentioned in the quickstart
guide, it can take in the order of minutes. I'd suggest checking that you
don't have other software running that is taking a lot of memory or CPU,
and restarting the emulator.

Cheers,
David.


On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 5:14 PM, Volkan Gezer <volkangezer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> 2014/1/21 David Planella <david.planella at ubuntu.com>:
> > Hi Translators,
> >
> > A few days ago, I mentioned I'd write about how to test translations on a
> > phone, even without a device. Yesterday I just finished the first
> article on
> > the first step of the process: installing and running the emulator:
> >
> > http://davidplanella.org/ubuntu-emulator-quickstart-guide/
> >
> > I'm preparing a separate article for the actual testing, but I thought in
> > the meantime I'd put together a quick set of instructions so that
> > translators can already check what translations look like for their
> > languages on the emulator
> >
> > The following instructions assume you've installed the emulator and
> you've
> > got an instance running.
> >
> > ## Installing new languages
> >
> > Right now there is only a subset of languages installed on the phone
> > (English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese -from Portugal and
> Brazilian-,
> > Simplified Chinese). If your language is on that list, you can skip this
> and
> > jump to the next section. Otherwise, please read on...
> >
> > 1. Log into the adb shell that appears in the terminal next to the
> emulator.
> > Use 'phablet' (without quotes) both for the user name and password
> > 2. Run `sudo apt-get update` on that same terminal session
> > 3. Run `sudo apt-get install language-pack-{gnome-,}-$LANG-base` on that
> > same terminal session (replace $LANG with your 2-letter or 3-letter
> language
> > code, e.g. 'ca', 'it', 'ast', etc)
> > 4. You've now installed your language. Press Ctrl+C on that terminal to
> > close the emulator
> >
> > ## Switching languages
> >
> > Once the phone UI is up in the emulator, it's time to chose your language
> > using your mouse:
> >
> > 1. Slide to the left to go past the welcome screen
> > 2. Slide once more to the left to show the Applications scope
> > 3. Click on the System Settings app
> > 4. Within System Settings, click on Language & Text
> > 5. Scroll up or down the list to select and set your language
> > 6. Once done, close the emulator for the language settings to have
> effect on
> > the next boot.
> > 7. Restart the emulator - e.g. run `ubuntu-emulator run myimage`, where
> > 'myimage' was the chosen name you gave to the instance you want to run
> >
> > And that's it, you should now see the phone in your language!
> >
>
> After switching the language into Turkish, I am no longer able to see the
> home
> screen. Only thing I see is a black screen. Using top gives apport
> using almost 90% of the CPU. What else can I do?
>
> Thanks,
>
> > ## Translating and reporting bugs
> >
> > At this point you'll see parts of the UI that need translation, which you
> > can complete from the list highlighted here:
> >
> > http://davidplanella.org/make-ubuntu-speak-your-language/
> >
> > From there, you can also find out the upstream project, so if you see any
> > internalization issue, you can report it as a bug there.
> >
> > Let me know how this works for you!
> >
> > Cheers,
> > David.
> >
> > --
> > ubuntu-translators mailing list
> > ubuntu-translators at lists.ubuntu.com
> > https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-translators
> >
>
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