Chapter 22. Developing a Fragment

The BIRT Report Engine environment supports plug-in fragments. A plug-in fragment is a separately loaded package that adds functionality to an existing plug-in, such as a specific language translation in a National Language Support (NLS) localization application.

The Eclipse Babel Project provides language packs that support the translation of strings in the Eclipse user interface. For BIRT, the Babel Project provides an NLS plug-in for most major languages. For more information about the Babel Project and to download language packs, navigate to:

http://babel.eclipse.org/babel/

The example in this chapter creates a Java resource bundle that adds translations to the messages defined in the messages.properties ...

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