A Graphical Localization Tool, any suggestion?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by disorderdev, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. disorderdev macrumors newbie

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    I just created a graphical localization tool, I would like to hear feedback from you. it's not available yet, but you can watch the video: Localization Helper Video

    I'm not sure whether it's OK to post it here, but the tool is for developers only, and I really would like to get some suggestions from developers.
     
  2. jiminaus macrumors 65816

    jiminaus

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    Hi Disorderdev,

    Generally good work so far. Here's a list of my first thoughts:

    • Generally use sheets and not modal dialogs.
    • Automatically run the project information sheet after creating a project.
    • After creating a project and setting the workspace path, automatically scan the project.
    • When importing .strings files, auto-detected the language from the name of .lproj directory.
    • Allow errors/issues when scanning to be saved and/or printed for later review/correction.
    • The language popup is cumbersomely large. Make it hierarchical so that language variants are in submenus.
    • Perhaps have the language popup only show languages that have been added to the project, we an other option which brings up a window with a searchable list of all the languages.
    • If you allow editing of the translation in the Translation/Language, allow editing of the language as well.
    • Add the ability to filter to keys which don't have a translation of a particular language.

    But these are just my criticisms. Someone else (include yourself) might partially or wholly disagree. ;)
     
  3. LocalVersion macrumors newbie

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    .strings only?

    Are you considering adding support for .nib/.xib text extraction? It looks like it's only supporting .strings now?
    Best,
    Eduard
     
  4. disorderdev thread starter macrumors newbie

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    To jiminaus:,

    Thanks a million for your suggestions, this is the very first version, and I admit that there are a lot to improve, all of your suggestions are accepted, I'll try to add/correct them in the following version.

    I'll send you a promo code, you know, it's been available today. thanks again.
     
  5. disorderdev thread starter macrumors newbie

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    of course not, this is the first version, I'm planning to add more functionalities, including everything need to localize.

    BTW, a promo code has been sent to you via message
     

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