Tools for translators
Posted 01 August 2005 - 09:35 PM
To have a look into .xpi and .jar files, we can use tools such as :
- 7 Zip : http://www.7-zip.org/
- Izarc : http://www.izarc.org/
Some useful tools :
- PsPad : http://www.pspad.com/
- Jedit : http://www.jedit.org/
- a great number of dictionaries and glossaries ( *to be completed)
- a very interesting extension by Lid2000 : Localite
with a mod version : it allows translating entities and strings from properties files without the pain of writing the <!ENTITY> stuff. You can even choose another textfile from the previous locale you did and just have to add the missing translations. A recent but promising extension...
- 2 extensions which can help to translate via Babelfish and/or Google translate :
Translate and gTranslate
- There also is the very good Translation panel extension
more to come... just add and share your experience !
Sometimes I am on irc://moznet/BabelZilla
but you can also drop a word in the shoutbox
Posted 01 August 2005 - 11:27 PM
Winrar because it makes it possible to directly edit a file in an extension, without having to extract and add it back. I'm still waiting for this feature in 7Zip.
EDIT: 7Zip has this feature! Trying it...
Notepad2 because it's as fast as Wordpad, but much more powerful.
Posted 01 August 2005 - 11:28 PM
One other useful tool:
- Notepad++ : Click Here
Well, why can this tool be really helpful?
'Cause currently, in spite the localization rules indicate to use the UTF8 to conform to the Mozilla standard for encoding and it worked on DP Alpha2, tests of many same localizations on Official Firefox 1.0.6 show that UTF8 breaks on that build
So, if someone European translator notices the same situation and is looking for a solution, with Notepad++ it's easy to switch the DTD encoding file between UTF8 and ANSI (or 8 Bit)
So, an European translator may write normally using accented vocal and/or special characters and before saving the DTD file switch to ANSI!
* * *
And for properties files I use PSPad
Posted 01 August 2005 - 11:34 PM
I use gVim or Kate for writing (they use UTF-8 as a native codification)
Posted 02 August 2005 - 12:08 AM
But 7zip has this feature I use it in a lot of cases
Posted 02 August 2005 - 01:23 PM
Thank you iacchi, I didn't know it. I did see a feature request for it and did not retry it.
I'm gonna use it from now.
Posted 02 August 2005 - 11:29 PM
So do I.
Posted 05 August 2005 - 03:31 PM
Posted 05 August 2005 - 04:05 PM
Posted 05 August 2005 - 05:42 PM
The developers don't have crystal balls.
Posted 05 August 2005 - 11:02 PM
You are right, RedBurn!
Posted 07 August 2005 - 09:04 AM
If it's the only think which make you stick to Winrar, you'll can test 7Zip because I've just have been notified that this feature is present since the version 4.25 beta at least.
Posted 07 August 2005 - 11:03 AM
Thank you for the notice, RedBurn!
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