British english on JavaFX controls

Phil Race philip.race at
Thu Oct 16 19:34:39 UTC 2014

On 10/16/2014 7:38 AM, Stephen F Northover wrote:
> Please enter a JIRA for the missing translation.  If AWT/Swing is 
> missing a translation, is there a way to add it short of modifying the 
> system?

I don't think Swing (or any other part of the JDK classes for that matter)
would reach out to an application classloaded resource.
Also the translations are in resource classes buried in the implementation
and you have to get the source of the class to even know what you were
supposed to provide and translate.

FWIW I do not believe there is any British English resource translation in
the JDK classes either .. nor Canadian for that matter :-)

I suspect there was so little different it was not worth it even though
the bar to entry is pretty low here.

You can ask the localization (or is that localisation ? :-) team what they
have to say .. cc'd Michael Fang.


> Steve
> On 2014-10-16, 10:28 AM, Michael Berry wrote:
>> Hi Tom,
>> Sure, that makes sense, thanks for the info. Don't suppose there's a
>> workaround you know of?
>> This is for an application which has a bundled JRE, so I can potentially
>> just add the language file in the proper location - it'd just be nice to
>> have a fix that doesn't require modification if possible!
>> Michael
>> On 16 October 2014 15:20, Tom Schindl <tom.schindl at> 
>> wrote:
>>> On 16.10.14 16:15, Tom Schindl wrote:
>>>> Ok - it ResourceBundle.getBundle() uses the classloader of the caller
>>>> which means the ExtensionClassloader so having the additional 
>>>> properties
>>>> in your local dir does help.
>>>                      does NOT help!
>>> Tom

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