RFR: 8016127 - NLS: logging.properties translatability recommendation

Daniel Fuchs daniel.fuchs at oracle.com
Mon Sep 2 13:29:11 UTC 2013


Please find below a fix for:

8016127: NLS: logging.properties translatability recommendation


This fix corrects localized Level names in JDK 8.

It updates the logging.properties resource bundles to follow
internationalization guidelines: all caps words are usually considered
as constant names that must not be translated - and the base
resource bundle logging.properties - will no longer contain
capitalized names.

The changeset contains a test that will verify that
the logging.properties bundles are correct - which should
hopefully catch translation issues early int the process and avoid
last minutes fire-drills like we had in the past.

To make the test pass, I had to replace the untranslated bundles
from JDK 8 by their translated version from JDK 7u-dev.
The fix also makes sure that the Level names will still be printed
in all caps, even if their translation isn't.

As per Mandy's request I also took this opportunity to fix the
localized name caching mechanism which didn't take into account
possible changes of the default locale returned by

best regards,

-- daniel

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