Monday, February 19, 2007

Little touch of localization

No doubt many translators deal with software user interface on daily basis or just for fun. Here I'm going to show you the nib filter plugin, specifically for those who love to do some weekend localization of Cocoa applications.

Once you install this plugin to AppleTrans, you can directly open a nib file and get the strings out of it. Well that's about it. This plugin does not just make it simple, it demonstrates some potential of AppleTrans. Let's take a look at it.

I'd remind you that this is not something for professional localizers, who are encouraged to set up a localization environment with AppleGlot or alternative tools from 3rd parties.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there,

I think appletrans is a beautiful piece of software, and this demonstrates another way that it rocks. One thing that I wish I could see change though is that the interface is extremely unintuitive (which allows it to be clean OTOH). There are too many times when modifier clicks are required to do the most common things, and none of the on screen interface components other than the menus have meaningful labels. I have some specific design notes (and prototype NIB files) I'd be willing to share and discuss with you if you're interested.

email me:

6:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Hiruneko,

unfortunately it is not possible to download AppleTrans 1.2 from the link on your forum. At least at the moment. Do you have any alternative download link to point out? Yours very grateful, Luciano Dutra | | translator IS <> PT

7:25 PM  
Blogger hiruneko said...

There is a link found in Apple's Localization Tools site. Can you try following that link?

10:36 PM  

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