Rowan's World, et Cetera

Atomic Translations – Part 2 – Translated Text as a Data Type in PostgreSQL

by Rowan on 12 December, 2009

[Part 1: Database i18n as a Data Type Problem | Prototype Postgres Library] In my last post (longer ago than I intended), I discussed the approaches I’ve come across to adding i18n to a database schema, and outlined my theory that the whole problem could be recast as one of data types. In order to […]

Atomic Translations – Part 1 – Database i18n as a Data Type Problem

by Rowan on 23 November, 2009

[Part 2: Translated Text as a Data Type in PostgreSQL | Prototype Postgres Library] The most obvious task when making any application multi-lingual is to make the UI translatable; there are absolutely tons of options for this, libraries in all sorts of languages, recipes, discussions, etc. But for many applications there’s another task, just as […]