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Translation for resource files


Issue 6, Jul/17/2012

<p>We're finally ready with a translation system for text resource files.</p> <p>Let's start with a quick example. Supposing you have a list of string, which determine your application's text. Something like this:</p> <pre><code>TITLE="Hello world" OK_but="Ok" Cancel="Cancel" ... </code></pre> <p>Until now, we've seen these files turn into Instant Text translation projects. It works, but is difficult to manage.</p> <p>We've just added a new kind of project, just for that - <strong>Text Resource translation projects</strong>.</p> <h2>How Text Resource translation projects work</h2> <p>When you create such a project, our system will do all the hard work for you. You can choose the languages you want to translate to, choose your translators and upload your resource files. The system will automatically go through your file and extract the texts to translate.</p> <h3>You only pay for what gets translated</h3> <p>It will only count strings for translations (not the field names), so it's much more economical than Instant Translation projects.</p> <h3>Supports many different resource file types</h3> <p>You can upload files in several formats and character encoding types, including UTF-8, UTF-16 (Windows and iPhone Unicode) and even Java Unicode.</p> <h3>Picking up the translation</h3> <p>When translation is complete, the system will create the translated resource files, ready to be used. You'll get them in the right format and structure, just with translated strings.</p> <p>One of the highlights of this new service is its ability to detect changes in your resource file. When you have a new version with new or updated strings, just upload it to the same project. We'll send just the new and modified strings to translation.</p> <p>To try it, go to your www.icanlocalize.com account, click on <strong>Translation Projects</strong> and then <strong>Text Resources</strong>.</p>


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