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Mayte Vega  Identity Verified
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Jul 10, 2005

I would like to know if it tis necessary to use a special program to translate software strings.
Many thanks for your help!


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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
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Depends on format Jul 10, 2005

It depends on format in which you receive the strings. It could be a simple list of the strings, plain text resource file, preformatted RTF, Excel file, binary file, a proprietary format... Some technical knowledge and various tools could be required, but usually Word and/or a CAT tool is enough.

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Mayte Vega  Identity Verified
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Many thanks. Jul 10, 2005

Thank you for your quick reply.

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Aleksandr Okunev
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Try this macro Jul 11, 2005

María Vega wrote:I would like to know if it tis necessary to use a special program to translate software strings.
Many thanks for your help!

http://www.proz.com/topic/28049
You do not specify what your CAT tool is. The macro prepares files for Wordfast and Trados (possibly for DVX, not tested yet).
Some folks used it and were happy.
Read the manual, please.
HTH
Aleksandr
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Robert Tucker
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A few possible leads Jul 11, 2005

LaTeX is essentially a word-processor format for scientific amd mathematical documents and publications. The freeware referenced above, thoroughly useful as it is, is for translating the documents created rather than the software producing them.

Open Source software makes much use of the 'gettext' tool and po file editors such as KBabel, Gtranslator and poEdit. Sometimes Open Source projects enable translation just by translators filling in boxes on their browsers, e.g.

https://launchpad.ubuntu.com/rosetta

You just need to register on the site and get going – no pay, of course – plenty of experience!

Have a read of the second paragraph of:

http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/Intl/ResourceBundles/

and to see how one might go about localizing a Java software project, have a look at:

http://java.sun.com/j2se/corejava/intl/index.jsp

Otherwise just search the net for your favourite programming language plus localization.

For example:

lisp+localization >

CL-L10N
CL-L10N. A Portable Common Lisp Localization Package. About. CL-L10N is a package
written by Sean Ross to handle localization in common lisp. ...
common-lisp.net/project/cl-l10n/



[Edited at 2005-07-11 12:55]


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Alicia Casal  Identity Verified
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Thank you Jul 12, 2005

Many thanks for your comments.
The client sent everything reformatted and everything went smoothly.
Regards.
Alicia
(Mayte's team partner)

[Edited at 2005-07-12 19:34]


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