Facebook strings has no default translation

I got this error today trying to run an app with Facebook SDK attached into it.

Warning:string 'com_facebook_smart_login_confirmation_continue_as_f1gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_loginview_log_out_action_f1gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_loginview_log_in_button_continue_f1gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_smart_login_confirmation_continue_as_m2gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_loginview_log_out_button_m2gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_loginview_log_out_action_m2gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_share_button_text_m2gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_loginview_logged_in_as_f1gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_send_button_text_m2gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_smart_login_confirmation_cancel_m2gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_loginview_logged_in_using_facebook_m2gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_loginview_log_out_button_f1gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_send_button_text_f1gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_loginview_logged_in_as_m2gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_smart_login_confirmation_cancel_f1gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_loginview_logged_in_using_facebook_f1gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_share_button_text_f1gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_loginview_log_in_button_continue_m2gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_smart_login_confirmation_title_f1gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_smart_login_confirmation_title_m2gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_tooltip_default_f1gender' has no default translation.
Warning:string 'com_facebook_tooltip_default_m2gender' has no default translation.
Error:Error converting bytecode to dex:
Cause: java.lang.RuntimeException: Exception parsing classes
Error:1 error; aborting
Error:Execution failed for task ':app:transformClassesWithDexForDebug'.
> com.android.build.api.transform.TransformException: java.lang.RuntimeException: com.android.ide.common.process.ProcessException: java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: com.android.ide.common.process.ProcessException: Return code 1 for dex process
Information:BUILD FAILED

I'm trying to figure out why but I didn't try to ask for another string language than English. In the case of need, this is my app Gradle:

apply plugin: 'com.android.application'

android {
    compileSdkVersion 25
    buildToolsVersion "25.0.2"
    defaultConfig {
        applicationId ".chillout"
        minSdkVersion 15
        targetSdkVersion 25
        versionCode 1
        versionName "1.0"
        testInstrumentationRunner "android.support.test.runner.AndroidJUnitRunner"
    }
    buildTypes {
        release {
            minifyEnabled false
            proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'
        }
    }
}

dependencies {
    compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
    androidTestCompile('com.android.support.test.espresso:espresso-core:2.2.2', {
        exclude group: 'com.android.support', module: 'support-annotations'
    })
    compile 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:25.1.1'
    compile 'com.android.support:design:25.3.1'
    compile 'com.github.bumptech.glide:glide:3.7.0'
    compile 'com.google.firebase:firebase-database:10.0.0'
    compile 'com.google.firebase:firebase-storage:10.0.0'
    compile 'com.google.firebase:firebase-messaging:10.0.0'
    compile 'com.facebook.android:facebook-android-sdk:[4,5)'
    compile 'com.firebaseui:firebase-ui-database:1.2.0'
    compile 'com.android.support:cardview-v7:25.3.0'
    compile 'com.android.support.constraint:constraint-layout:1.0.2'
    testCompile 'junit:junit:4.12'
}
apply plugin: 'com.google.gms.google-services'

And this is my project Gradle.

// Top-level build file where you can add configuration options common to all sub-projects/modules.

buildscript {
    repositories {
        jcenter()
        mavenCentral()
    }
    dependencies {
        classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:2.3.3'
        classpath 'com.google.gms:google-services:3.0.0'

        // NOTE: Do not place your application dependencies here; they belong
        // in the individual module build.gradle files
    }
}

allprojects {
    repositories {
        jcenter {
        }
    }
}

task clean(type: Delete) {
    delete rootProject.buildDir
}

Thank you!

Answers


(As of July 11, 2017)

Roll back to the previous version, which is 4.23.0, seems to be working fine. I.e.

    compile 'com.facebook.android:facebook-android-sdk:4.23.+'

The latest release 4.24.0 seems to be problematic in many ways on both Android and iOS.


I had the same com_facebook warnings while building my app, but without the errors. So my guess is that the warnings and the errors are not related to each other.

In any case, I got rid of the com_facebook warnings by adding a file res/values/facebook-strings.xml containing the following:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<resources>
  <string name="com_facebook_loginview_log_in_button_continue_f1gender">Continue</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_loginview_log_in_button_continue_m2gender">Continuee</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_loginview_log_out_action_f1gender">Log out</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_loginview_log_out_action_m2gender">Log out</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_loginview_log_out_button_f1gender">Log out</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_loginview_log_out_button_m2gender">Log out</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_loginview_logged_in_as_f1gender">Logged in as</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_loginview_logged_in_as_m2gender">Logged in as</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_loginview_logged_in_using_facebook_f1gender">Logged in using Facebook</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_loginview_logged_in_using_facebook_m2gender">Logged in using Facebook</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_send_button_text_f1gender">Send</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_send_button_text_m2gender">Send</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_share_button_text_f1gender">Share</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_share_button_text_m2gender">Share</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_smart_login_confirmation_cancel_f1gender">Cancel</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_smart_login_confirmation_cancel_m2gender">Cancel</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_smart_login_confirmation_continue_as_f1gender">Continue</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_smart_login_confirmation_continue_as_m2gender">Continue</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_smart_login_confirmation_title_f1gender">Confirm</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_smart_login_confirmation_title_m2gender">Confirm</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_tooltip_default_f1gender">Default</string>
  <string name="com_facebook_tooltip_default_m2gender">Default</string>
</resources>

Not sure whether the above "default translations" make sense, but I never saw them anyway. (The warnings were a result of a cordova plugin that I didn't want to mess with).


Xamarin.Facebook.Android 4.26.0 solved the problem


Need Your Help

As a developer, what changes do you make to a vanilla Windows install?

windows configuration

When I get a vanilla Windows system, there's a bunch of stuff I change to make it more developer-friendly.

How to run a series of vim commands from command prompt

shell vim command-prompt

I have four text files A.txt, B.txt, C.txt and D.txt