An easy way for translating application resource files

April 22nd, 2009 Amir

Your application’s resource file is one of the most important translations you’ll do. Getting foreign clients to try it is very important, but if they get a bad impression when using the program, sales are lost.

ICanLocalize’s new application resource file translation helps do it right. Instead of treating your resource file like a plain text file, the system will read it, extract the texts that need to be translated and handle just them. Here is how it works:

1) Upload your resource file

Import resource file for translationYou will upload your resource file as-is.

Our system handles many formats for popular resource file types including Java, Delphi, C/C++/C#, PO and even iPhone.

2) Review the extracted texts and the word count for translation

review_strings_for_translationThe system will read your resource file and extract all texts that need to be translated. If this is the first time this resource file is being translated, all texts are counted. Otherwise, only new or modified texts are sent to translation.

Normally, resource files contain pairs of label and string. The translator will only be able to edit the string, not the label (labels are also not counted when we charge you).

You will see how many strings are found in your resource file and their word count.

3) Select your translator and deposit payment

Translators from our pool will apply for this job. You need to select the translator who will do the work for you.

It’s a hard choice. All our translators are certified professional translators, writing in their native language.

You can interview each of the translators and select the one with the most relevant background for your particular application. For example, if you’re doing a financial application, choosing a translator who’s got experience in finance is a good idea.

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