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Rick:

After playing a little bit more, I found that all tooltip text for zh-CHS show up as some question marks only. The help text on the status bars are correct.

Regards,

My guess is that the tooltips are using a font that does not support Chinese character codes. Do tooltips work in other applications correctly? I would assume they do, but just want to double check. It may be something we'll have to wait for Paint.NET v2.6 (with .NET 2.0) to fix.

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My guess is that the tooltips are using a font that does not support Chinese character codes. Do tooltips work in other applications correctly? I would assume they do, but just want to double check. It may be something we'll have to wait for Paint.NET v2.6 (with .NET 2.0) to fix.

Tooltip is not an issue.

I have about 90% done (translating the resource file into Chinese). Here is a screen shot:

http://image.xitek.com/forum/200511/699 ... 761250.jpg

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How will be tranlations validated?

We don't really have the ability to validate translations for correctness. This is currently our primary reason for not incorporating 3rd-party language packs into the official download.

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The help cannot be traduced before the %PdN%\Help\index.html file isn't located in %PdN%\Help\en\index.html.

& Great work Mr Yang!

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Great, the first language pack for Paint.NET !

A few things to make sure of:

* In Beta 5 there was a mistake where we referred to "Help -> Updates -> Check Now" instead of "File -> Updates -> Check Now", so make sure that string is up to date.

* Also, Application.ProductName.WithTag in the English strings currently says "Paint.NET v2.5 Release Candidate 1". You'll want to remove the "Release Candidate 1" part since I assume you're targeting the final release.

Also, did you want to translate the Credits that are listed in the Help -> About dialog box?

Bob, I wouldn't worry about translating the help file yet, as it is incomplete. However, it will be as simple as making a copy of the 'en' directory, then renaming it to the locale code of your choice, and then translating the HTML files and screenshots of menus and whatnot. Paint.NET will find it correctly. %PDN%\Help\index.html is just a redirect to %PDN%\Help\en\index.html for those cases where there is no localized help available.

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Great, the first language pack for Paint.NET !

A few things to make sure of:

* In Beta 5 there was a mistake where we referred to "Help -> Updates -> Check Now" instead of "File -> Updates -> Check Now", so make sure that string is up to date.

* Also, Application.ProductName.WithTag in the English strings currently says "Paint.NET v2.5 Release Candidate 1". You'll want to remove the "Release Candidate 1" part since I assume you're targeting the final release.

Also, did you want to translate the Credits that are listed in the Help -> About dialog box?

Rick:

I have updated the resource file to take care the above two items. It is zipped and can be downloaded here:

http://71.111.160.110/zip/download.htm

Chinese transalation of the Credits - AboutCredits.rtf can also be downloaded from the above link.

I'll let you know should there be any updates in the my translation.

Thanks,

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I went ahead and packaged it up correctly in to this zip file:

http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/files ... zh-CHS.zip

It's nice and small, only 26 KB !

That should serve as a good example of how to structure these language packs. Just unzip to the Paint.NET directory. You'll know it works because "Chinese (Simplified)" will show up in the File -> Language menu, and when you choose that and restart Paint.NET then the Help -> About dialog will have translated credits.

pdn_zh-CHS.png

Pretty cool.

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Maybe it 's better to make a installer for each language pack.

So the files will be copied to the right directory.

In that case you don 't need to unzip, copy and paste the files.

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Optimally I'd have all the language packs built in to the official installer. Unfortunately we don't really have a way to validate each language pack for correctness (or anything else). I'm still looking in to what can be done here.

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The 2.5 RC2 release is going to include 1 string change, so please update your language packs accordingly. I will update the loc.zip file as well. Thanks.

Old:

<< Please enter your feedback or bug report here.
>>

New:

<< Enter your feedback or bug report here (English or German only please). >>

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Also, for those doing translation work, please feel free to add yourself to your translated AboutCredits.rtf, like so:

    Finnish (fi) translation by (Your Name, and any other contact information you would like to provide, if any)
    Version 2.5
    Rick Brewster
    Project Lead, Programming
    Tom Jackson
    Programming
    Dennis Dietrich
    Localization and German Translation
    etc.

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myy001, Looks good. I'll have to collect all of these packs together soon.

I've found a bug in Paint.NET: If you do File->New, the first layer of an image is "Background" localized into the language you have chosen. However, if you use File->Open (or Open Recent) to load a non-PDN image, the first layer is "Background", always in English.

I'll see if I can find a low-risk fix for v2.5, but it might have to be a bug that gets pushed to v2.6.

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I also made some changes.

1) Enter your feedback or bug report here (English or German only please).

2) translation by ...

3) a few translation bugs

I also made a page where I've put two versions on.

1 with the FY language code and the other with FR.

I've someone likes to use it the don't have to rename it and can just kopy and choose the french language.

http://beryts.tollfreepage.com/

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Ok, things should be a little more organized now. I moved this post into its own forum, and there is another post where I've organized the language packs so far. If I missed your language pack, it wasn't on purpose, so just remind me about it :)

Roby811, feel free to e-mail me a ZIP file at paint.net@hotmail.com

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