Testing phone translations using the emulator

Volkan Gezer volkangezer at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 16:14:25 UTC 2014


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?


> ## 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.
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