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[TIMOB-4191] Locale.getString() produces exception when underscore is used in key arg AND hint arg is used AND key does not exist in strings.xml

GitHub Issuen/a
ResolutionWon't Do
Resolution Date2020-01-09T19:03:07.000+0000
Affected Version/sn/a
Fix Version/sn/a
ReporterPaul Dowsett
AssigneeIngo Muschenetz


[Ti.Locale.getString()](http://developer.appcelerator.com/apidoc/mobile/latest/Titanium.Locale.getString-method.html) produces an exception when ALL of the following conditions are present: * a underscores (or no-doubt other non-alphanumeric characters) are used in the key parameter, in the first argument of Ti.Locale.getString() * the hint argument of Ti.Locale.getString() is used * key does not exist in strings.xml The following code demonstrates this:
var win1 = Ti.UI.createWindow({
	title:"Main Window"


Ti.API.info(L("info0","No translation available for info0")); // translation exists - produces correct translation
Ti.API.info(L("info_0","No translation available for info_0")); // translation exists - produces correct translation
Ti.API.info(L("info1","No translation available for info1")); // translation does not exist - produces hint message
Ti.API.info(L("info_1","No translation available for info_1")); // translation does not exist - produces exception followed by hint message
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<string name="info0">Hello0</string>
<string name="info_0">Hello_0</string>
This results in the following output:
2364                  TiAPI  I  (kroll$1: app://app.js) [198,597] Hello0
  2364                  TiAPI  I  (kroll$1: app://app.js) [2,599] Hello_0
  2364                  TiAPI  I  (kroll$1: app://app.js) [12,611] No translation available for info1
  2364           ResourceType  W  Failure getting entry for 0x7f040002 (t=3 e=2) in package 0 (error -75)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  (kroll$1: app://app.js) [9,620] Exception trying to localize string 'info_1': 
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  android.content.res.Resources$NotFoundException: String resource ID #0x7f040002
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at android.content.res.Resources.getText(Resources.java:201)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at android.content.res.Resources.getString(Resources.java:254)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at android.content.Context.getString(Context.java:183)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at ti.modules.titanium.TitaniumModule.localize(TitaniumModule.java:375)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at ti.modules.titanium.TitaniumModuleBindingGen$8.invoke(TitaniumModuleBindingGen.java:379)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at org.appcelerator.kroll.KrollProxy$ThisMethod.invoke(KrollProxy.java:397)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at org.appcelerator.kroll.KrollMethod.call(KrollMethod.java:51)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at org.mozilla.javascript.Interpreter.interpretLoop(Interpreter.java:1701)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at org.mozilla.javascript.Interpreter.interpret(Interpreter.java:854)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at org.mozilla.javascript.InterpretedFunction.call(InterpretedFunction.java:164)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at org.mozilla.javascript.ContextFactory.doTopCall(ContextFactory.java:426)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at org.mozilla.javascript.ScriptRuntime.doTopCall(ScriptRuntime.java:3177)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at org.mozilla.javascript.InterpretedFunction.exec(InterpretedFunction.java:175)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at org.mozilla.javascript.Context.evaluateReader(Context.java:1142)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at org.appcelerator.titanium.kroll.KrollContext$DefaultEvaluator.evaluateFile(KrollContext.java:105)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at org.appcelerator.titanium.kroll.KrollContext.evaluateScript(KrollContext.java:306)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at org.appcelerator.titanium.kroll.KrollContext.handleEvalFile(KrollContext.java:318)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at org.appcelerator.titanium.kroll.KrollContext.handleMessage(KrollContext.java:217)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at org.appcelerator.titanium.TiMessageQueue.handleMessage(TiMessageQueue.java:223)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:95)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:123)
  2364         TitaniumModule  E  	at org.appcelerator.titanium.kroll.KrollHandlerThread.run(KrollHandlerThread.java:86)
  2364                  TiAPI  I  (kroll$1: app://app.js) [24,644] No translation available for info_1


  1. Matthew O'Riordan 2011-08-03

    A nice workaround solution for this buggy XML based Localization in Titanium is at https://github.com/mattheworiordan/json.i18n-for-Titanium-Mobile. JSON based, and does not suffer from the same issues as the Titanium library.
  2. Alan Hutton 2020-01-09

    It has been decided that this issue should be closed as “Won’t do.” This issue is out of date with our current supported SDK release (7.5.2.GA as of the date of closure), and out of date with mobile OS versions. Updating, or creating code may not reproduce the issue reported, or be a valid test case. If community members feel that the issue is still valid, please create a new ticket. Please reference this closed ticket number, include SDK used, comments, and code that demonstrates/reproduces the issue.

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