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    Translation tool

    Hi

    Anyone knows that there is such tranlation tool exists or not. This translation tool can read a exe file's resource text and write back the translted text to the exe file.

    Thanks,

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    Re: Translation tool

    Quote Originally Posted by li0000
    Anyone knows that there is such tranlation tool exists or not. This translation tool can read a exe file's resource text and write back the translted text to the exe file.
    You mean a localization tool? Take a look at Visual Localize from AIT.

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    Re: Translation tool

    You can also use RC Wintrans, I heard some good things about it.

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    Re: Translation tool

    I just check the tool. Its price is $2410. TOO EXPENSIVE. I don't that much money to buy it. Where can I can a free one?

    If I want to design one, how can I do it?

    How can I find the "Text" location in the EXE file? Can I just remember the offset and length of the "Text", translate it, and write it back to EXE file? It will work?

    Thanks

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    Re: Translation tool

    Quote Originally Posted by li0000
    Where can I can a free one?
    Have you tried google with "free resource editor"?

    Quote Originally Posted by li0000
    If I want to design one, how can I do it?

    How can I find the "Text" location in the EXE file? Can I just remember the offset and length of the "Text", translate it, and write it back to EXE file? It will work?
    You would typically use BeginUpdateResource() to get access to the resources in an executable file, UpdateResource() to modify them, and EndUpdateResource() to close the file handle. See MSDN for details.

    Note however that just accessing and modifying the resources in an executable is the simplest part (and you can even do that with the resource editor integrated in Visual Studio). The value of localization tools is the database they maintain to simplify recurring translations, and the management functions to maintain different localized versions across several releases (and hence the need to retranslate just the differences).

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    Re: Translation tool

    RC-WinTrans Lite Edition: Full featured version of RC-WinTrans with a limitation in the maximum size of a translation project. Mainly thought as a free trial version to see how RC-WinTrans works.
    So it isn't that expensive if you don't have a large project.

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    Re: Translation tool

    You might search for "rc localize". It is currently in version 3.0.

    Not freeware, but AFAIR not expensive and a free trial available.

    But I also think that there must be a freeware-tool anywhere.

    Just supporting a developer in translating the resources can't be a big deal....

    Any other tools around?

    Marc

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    Re: Translation tool

    for a free localization tool, if there's people still interested (i see this in an old thread), you can go to http://poeditor.com/

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