Project Week 25/Internationalizing Slicer Modules

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Key Investigators

  • Juan Ruiz Alzola (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
  • Marilola Afonso (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)

Background

Slicer 3D is a widely used application. A new feature including the localization -L10n- and internationalization -i18n- capacities would be used to facilitate users of different languages the use of the Slicer 3D application.

Possible application areas / IDEAS

  • Small modules developed as examples for slicer

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Project Description

Objective Approach and Plan Progress and Next Steps Future Work

Devise an i18n strategy for Slicer.
Specifically, we will be working on:

  • The design of a solution including the structure of documents.
  • The documentation of the process in order to define a srategy for different modules.
  • The tests of the solution with some examples.

Before Project Week:

  • Make an analysis and study of the basics concepts of localization and internationalization.

During Project Week:

  • Establish a sound plan to accomplish this task in all its different areas:
Analysis, design, methodologies and development
  • Plan the internationalization of some test module.

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Progress

  • We have collected information about all the useful tools already created to work on i18n
  • Also collected information to build slicer with the translation options, we will be using this in computers working in different languages
  • There is a thread, in the Slicer forum for this: https://discourse.slicer.org/t/slicer-internationalization/579

Next steps

  • Build slicer in computers working in different languages to gather information
  • Check the Qt libraries and classes to use in the project in order to use them in the plan for the internationalization
  • Establish a sound plan to accomplish the core and modules internationalization
  • Plan the internationalization of the three major, logical parts: the core, command-line modules and modules.
  • Develop some research about the use of software engineering processes in the development of the solution.

Background and References

  • Documentation/Labs/I18N
  • The Common Locale Data Repository by Unicode
  • Research on Internationalization of 3D Slicer. Conference Paper · December 2013. Luping Fang, Zhengjie Wan, Wenye Zeng, Ping Cao. DOI: 10.1109/CSA.2013.115
  • A Solution for Developing International Software Based on Unicode. Conference Paper · June 2014. Gao Bo, Qiang Xinjian. DOI: 10.1109/ISDEA.2014.26

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