[Openvas-discuss] Security language is english !?
jan-oliver.wagner at intevation.de
Wed May 7 00:41:51 CEST 2008
On Tuesday 06 May 2008 18:05, Thomas Reinke wrote:
> > So, I'd be interested in your opinion/thoughts on whether we should
> > remove any of the Server-side localization support for NASL scripts ....
> > ?
> While I've been a fan of localization support (given our environment,
> we often deal with more casual, less security oriented individuals
> who may not have a great working knowledge of English),
> I've NOT been a fan of doing it in the server itself.
> In my mind it doesn't make sense for the simple reason that if you
> take days and weeks to run a set of scans on a large network, it
> seems wrong that you are stuck with whatever language you used at
> the time you ran the scan. It would seem to me that if you
> change the language at the client level, the reporting language
> ought to change as well. Based on that, the current server-side
> localization code that was previously done is in my mind is pretty
> much useless (but hey, that's just my 0.02 worth).
seems we all agree the current concept is broken by design :-)
You bring up an interesting aspect: Should a scan result be
translatable into more than one language?
Does the gettext / po implemenations allow for easy back-to-english?
If so, I could imagine solutions to allow a translation to various
languages inside the OpenVAS-Client.
But I have to move my mind a bit more about this...
Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner Intevation GmbH
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