[Tkinter-discuss] Internationalising Tkinter

Martin Franklin mfranklin1 at gatwick.westerngeco.slb.com
Fri May 6 13:11:57 CEST 2005

Martin Franklin wrote:
> Hi all,
> As the subject says my boss in his infinite wisdom has asked me to
> investigate "Internationalizing Tkinter"  By this I mean I have a Python
> & Tkinter application that among other things produces reports (using
> the Canvas postscript method)  What I would very much like to do is have
> this application display widgets in different languages (just Spanish
> for now but I would like to build / use a frame work where any language
> python / Tk supports may be used)
> I have googled for "Internationalizing python" and came up with this
> excellent article (still reading through it as I write this) but it is
> quite old and I wonder if it's a little out of date.
> http://python.fyxm.net/workshops/1997-10/proceedings/loewis.html
> Any hints, docs, links etc would be much appreciated.
> Cheers,
> Martin.

In reply to myself... look in the standard library!  I assume the
gettext module does what I want (sounds like from reading it's


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