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French (français) language availability

Betelz 4 weeks ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 weeks ago 2

Hi everyone,


I'm new to ActionTiles and I'm searching how to change the display language to french. Not on the Panel Builder but on the view portion.


I want the clock to display "Lundi" in place of "Monday" and the date to be "28 Mai" in place of "MAY 28". Samething for the presence tile, door lock, etc.


Thanks.

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Bonjour!


At this time, SmartThings is an English language only platform. All the developer documentation is only in English, and, more relevantly, all enumerated state values are explicitly in english, and SmartThings does not yet provide any sort of internationalization / localization / translation engine.


For example, here are the specifications for a "Lock":

https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com/develop/api-ref/capabilities.html#Lock



So notice:

  1. The Capability and Attribute is hardcoded to be called "lock" ... not "serrure" (pardon my French).
  2. The ENUM (enumerated) valid State Value are "locked / unknown / unlocked" ... not "fermé / inconnu / déverrouillé".

Samsung is planning to take SmartThings to global markets ("all of them") and is already working on internationalization of stuff; but they have not shared the details of this. We do not know how they will implement translation functionality for SmartApps, or if it will be entirely the responsibility of the 3rd party App itself.


Our resources are limited, so we certainly don't want to spend time on implementing internationalization / localization; especially if SmartThings may provide this functionality for us!


Merci,

...Terry.

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Answered: Discussion Open

Bonjour!


At this time, SmartThings is an English language only platform. All the developer documentation is only in English, and, more relevantly, all enumerated state values are explicitly in english, and SmartThings does not yet provide any sort of internationalization / localization / translation engine.


For example, here are the specifications for a "Lock":

https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com/develop/api-ref/capabilities.html#Lock



So notice:

  1. The Capability and Attribute is hardcoded to be called "lock" ... not "serrure" (pardon my French).
  2. The ENUM (enumerated) valid State Value are "locked / unknown / unlocked" ... not "fermé / inconnu / déverrouillé".

Samsung is planning to take SmartThings to global markets ("all of them") and is already working on internationalization of stuff; but they have not shared the details of this. We do not know how they will implement translation functionality for SmartApps, or if it will be entirely the responsibility of the 3rd party App itself.


Our resources are limited, so we certainly don't want to spend time on implementing internationalization / localization; especially if SmartThings may provide this functionality for us!


Merci,

...Terry.

This is a perfect and complete explanation.


Thanks for your time.