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#1 Goofy

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 09:35 PM

Zipping/unzipping files

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/

- ...


Editing files

Some useful tools :

- PsPad : http://www.pspad.com/

- Jedit : http://www.jedit.org/

- ...

Translating strings


- 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

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#2 The RedBurn

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 11:27 PM

The two tools I use the most often are Winrar and Notepad2.

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.

#3 Luana

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 11:28 PM

Editing files

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 blink.gif
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!
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And for properties files I use PSPad smile.gif
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Posted 01 August 2005 - 11:34 PM

I used to translate with poEdit, on Windows. But now I work on Linux, and I've some Perl scripts to make translation easier, package-unpackage extensions, create contents.rdf,..., and with the help of a CVS i have all versions of my translations saved.

I use gVim or Kate for writing (they use UTF-8 as a native codification)

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 12:08 AM

QUOTE(The RedBurn @ Aug 2 2005, 00:27)
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.


But 7zip has this feature blink.gif I use it in a lot of cases

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 10:32 AM

I use 7-zip and PSPad
No problems so far
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 10:37 AM

I use Winrar and TextPad with satisfaction smile.gif
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 11:18 AM

QUOTE(jooliaan @ Aug 2 2005, 10:37)
I use Winrar and TextPad with satisfaction smile.gif

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Same here, nothing else to add.... cool.gif
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#9 The RedBurn

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 01:23 PM

QUOTE(iacchi @ Aug 2 2005, 01:08)
But 7zip has this feature blink.gif I use it in a lot of cases

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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. smile.gif

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:33 PM

Winzip + EditPlus or PSPad smile.gif

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 11:29 PM

QUOTE(The RedBurn @ Aug 2 2005, 00:27)
The two tools I use the most often are Winrar and Notepad2.

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So do I. cool.gif
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#12 Ragnaar

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 08:18 PM

For all my works I used TotalCMD + EmEditor (with plugins)
Nvu, Sunbird and many extensions russian translator
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#13 Roccobot

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 03:31 PM

I like 7-Zip very much, but maybe it hasn't some functions that WinRAR has... For example, in version 4.23 that I've installed, is not possible to select multiple files/folders with mouse pointer. In WinRAR I can do it easily, selecting one or more files (not all) to extract by drag 'n drop if I need only them (see picture). Another good thing is the possibility to create directly .JAR and .XPI files with WinRAR: I don't need to zip and then rename the extensions. I also have set WinRAR as the default application to open .XPI files (very comfortable!). Do you know if these features are supported also by 7-Zip? As all of you know it's free so I'd prefer it if I could obtain from it the same functionalities as WinRAR...

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#14 iacchi

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 03:35 PM

roccobot: I can do everything you're saying with 7-zip. I can't select more than one file with the mouse pointer, that's right, but if I use my keyword (shift+arrows) it works wink.gif

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 04:05 PM

Thanks! But I prefer to do it only with the mouse pointer! WinRAR remains the best choice for me...
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Posted 05 August 2005 - 05:42 PM

Roccobot> When you miss a feature in a software, don't hesitate to tell it to the developpers! Don't bother about the mouse multiselection, I've just requested it.
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Posted 05 August 2005 - 11:02 PM

QUOTE(The RedBurn @ Aug 5 2005, 18:42)
Roccobot> When you miss a feature in a software, don't hesitate to tell it to the developpers!

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QUOTE(The RedBurn @ Aug 5 2005, 18:42)
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#18 The RedBurn

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 09:04 AM

QUOTE(Roccobot @ Aug 5 2005, 17:05)
Thanks! But I prefer to do it only with the mouse pointer! WinRAR remains the best choice for me...

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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. smile.gif

#19 Roccobot

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 11:03 AM

Wonderful! I prefer to wait until the next official version will be released... but 7-Zip has a new user now: that's for sure!
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Posted 13 August 2005 - 05:05 PM

Anyone here using Mozilla Translator?? huh.gif

You can see it here: http://books.mozdev....ots/moz_B04.png

We use it for translations in Proyecto Nave (es-ES Mozilla translations)


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