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Re: New browser from the devs of Palemoon

On 11/22/17 3:41 PM, Balaco wrote:
Em 22-11-2017 18:13, Sailfish escreveu:
My bloviated meandering follows what Balaco graced us with on 11/22/2017
11:58 AM:
Em 22-11-2017 17:28, Ron Hunter escreveu:
On 11/22/2017 1:05 PM, Balaco wrote:
Em 22-11-2017 15:59, Sailfish escreveu:
My bloviated meandering follows what Balaco graced us with on
1:39 PM:


A very sad "lack of feature" to me: Basilisk has *no* language
supported but English!

Any one around here know I if can do a kind of "forced install" of a
Firefox translation into Basilisk? Finding the right version (or some
with enough compatibility) should not be too hard...

It is an arduous but conceivable task if Basilisk's underlying
architecture is somewhat similar to pre-Fx57's.

Note: I have no time nor desire to assist on this and fully
that time spent on it may be wasted in the end. Also, my comments are
using a Windows system and its jargon, e.g., "\" instead of "/",
"folder" instead of "directory" AND locale=en-US, you would want to
your local instead.

1. Navigate to your Fx installation folder, e.g. C:\Program
Files\Mozilla Firefox\
2. Navigate to its browser folder, C:\Program Files\Mozilla
Firefox\browser\ and note a file by the name omni.ja. This is simply a
renamed zip archive.
3. Copy and rename it, to say, omni.zip
4. Extract all the files to disired folder, say, c:\...\omniunzip\
5. From there, navigate to

In this folder you'll notice a bunch of files with the *.dtd
These are simply text files that can be edited with your favorite text
editor. Opening one, say, browser.dtd you will find entries like

<!ENTITY  reloadTab.label                    "Reload Tab">

the 1st field past the <!ENTITY tag defines the browser element and
"some text" defines the its label.

Now, if (and that's a BIG if), Basilisk has a similar set of files,
conceivably, you could replace their text parts with that of your
for example.

<!ENTITY  reloadTab.label                    "Your translation">

This would need to be done with all of the *.dtd  files in the browser
folder, at a minimum. Then, once complete, rename the existing
omni.ja file to, say, omniORIG.ja and then re-zip the edited omniunzip
folder contents and name it omni.ja and copy it to the Basilisk's
omni.ja folder.

Then comes the smoke test when you restart Basilisk. If things go
You should be able to kill the Basilisk process and rename the edited
omni.ja to, say, omni_boo-boo.ja and rename omniORIG.ja back to

I did say it would be arduous, no?

I have found something new. There is a "firefox-esr-l10n-pt-br"
package installed which contains the file:


The important part of this path, for Windows users, is

[Firefox folder]

This file is only 420KiB, so the actual translation are in another
place (which I just asked, as you might have already read) ...

OK, maybe I am just an old grouch, but if this browser wants to replace
Firefox, WHY doesn't it let me import anything from Firefox????  I am
not about to reenter 400 bookmarks, and 100 passwords from Firefox. Even
Google Chrome manages to import my bookmarks, and passwords! Deleted it!

Hey! You just removed a project that is being born! Do not be so
harsh. They did not yet have the moment to make the final touches for

For now, you should be able to only manually import those bookmaks
(maybe with some help of people around here or around the Basilisk

Bookmarks should be relatively easy if the support "import from HTML
file". Passwords, otoh, may be a problem and a showstopper for me until
and if they can find a way to convert me existing password file to a
compatible Basilisk one.

You found the solution! Think with me, and I just searched and found
this in Firefox now - is something I never used before. Must work:

1. In Firefox profile which has all your precious bookmarks, make an
HTML backup of bookmarks. That is doing:

    1.1. Click on menu "Bookmarks > Show favorites", will show a separate
window to organize favorties;

    1.2. In this new window, you will have a "Import and backup" button
with a down arrow - click on it;

    1.3. There is the "export bookmarks as HTML" button, click on it and
save a file somewhere you know.

2. Open Basilisk with a raw profile with no interesting bookmarks

3. Import the backup HTML file you just created in Firefox! In 1.1, 1.2
and 1.3 you should have seen what you need for doing that.


Bookmarks problem solved??

You can do the same thing with a .nson bookmark file made by FF.

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