Copy Handler is available in several languages due to the effort of its users, who spent some of their time to translate program and share their work with others.
If you'd like to create another language for Copy Handler - please continue reading.
There is a board on our forum which is used to host the translations for different languages. Please check if the language you would like to translate CH to does not appear there. If it is you can verify that everything is ok with the translation and update it if needed.
Copy Handler is distributed with tool designed to help with translation process - it is called ictranslate and could be found in the directory, where Copy Handler is installed. It should also be available in Menu Start.
There are two terms that needs explaining - base and derived language.
Base language is the language file you will use as a source of text to be translated. Unless there is a reason to do otherwise, you should use English.lng. It is the main Copy Handler language and is the most up-to-date of all.
You can load base translation to the ICTranslate using the "Open base translation..." menu item. When you launch the program from Start Menu, the English.lng should be already loaded.
Derived language is the file with your translation. Depending on what you want to do, you can either load the already made language to update it using the "Open your translation..." menu option, or select "New translation" when you want to create new translation.
You should name your language name, author name and help file name if you create your own language. When updating existing translation - just append your name to the existing author of the translation.
There are two lists containing text identifiers and text contents. The list on the left contains all the texts that needs to be translated to your language. On the right there is a list with your translation.
As an addition, each text has assigned a color code which helps to determine the translation status:
When you select something on one of the lists, the edit boxes below the lists are initialized with appropriate text, and that's the place where you can make changes. After translating text you may Apply the change or use one of the options in Edit menu to perform some other operations.
Try to experiment for a few minutes with different commands before starting the real translation. All of the menu options should be self-explanatory.
On our forum there is a separate board dedicated to hosting translations (enter). Locate the topic with the name of your language (or create it if does not exist) and make a post in it, where you can attach your translation.
And that's it. The translation will be included with the next version of Copy Handler. Congratulations!
The help source contains a lot of files:
.topic 0x00 No topic has been associated with this item. .topic 1 Closes this window. .topic IDH_HOMEPAGELINK_STATIC Link to this program's home page. .topic IDH_HOSTLINK_STATIC Link to the web page of our web page sponsor.
The lines that begins with '.topic <something>' specifies the combined identifier of the dialog box/control id for which there is the tool tip text. Just below there is a text that will be shown for the control in the dialog box.
After doing it - please test it with program and your language file to make sure it works well. Then, as with language file, please upload it in the download section -> translations. After reviewing this by admin - it will be made available for downloading.