Translation / Localization

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Translation / Localization

Post by daniel » Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:07 pm

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I've setup a very early support for 'localization'. It will be enhanced over time.

Translation files

Copy an existing '.ts' file from the in translations folder: https://github.com/CloudCompare/CloudCo ... anslations.

Rename it 'CloudCompare_XX.ts' where XX is a shortcut for your language.

Then open the resulting '.ts' file with Qt Linguist (see below) and use the 'Edit > Translation File Settings' menu to change the target language. Then you can start the translation over.

Don't forget to drop a message in this thread so that other users know which languages are currently translated.

Translating

Translation is done with Qt Linguist (see the documentation here: http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/linguist-translators.html). Simply install the latest version of Qt to get it (you'll found linguist.exe in the 'bin' folder).

Then simply open the right '.ts' file in Qt Linguist and you can start the translation job!
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Start by the 'MainWindow' component (this is the main GUI of CloudCompare). You can easily see how the work progresses (see below).

Releasing / testing

Once done or any time you want to test the result for real, you have to 'release' the translation file (use the 'File > Release' menu). This will generate a '.qm' file next to the original '.ts' file. This file can be copied into the '/tr' folder next to CloudCompare's executable.

You will need the latest 2.10.beta release of CloudCompare (edit: it's online now). For now only the dialog texts can be translated. We still need to update all the in-code strings.

Sharing the result

Once the translation job is done, don't forget to share the result!

Either send me the '.ts' translation file by email or make a 'Pull request' on github.
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Re: Translation / Localization

Post by sebastien83 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:20 am

Bonjour,
J'aimerais changer la langue de Cloud Compare pour avoir une version francaise et japonaise.

J'avoue ne pas avoir compris la demarche. Pouvez vousm aider pas a pas.
Est-ce que je dois telecharger Qt ? Je ne trouve pas de lien de telechargement.

Merci

Hello,
I would like to change the language from english to french and japanese.

I follow the links but I don t understand how to change it. Could you help me step by step.
Do I have to download QT first ? I didn t find the download link.
Thank you.

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Re: Translation / Localization

Post by daniel » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:14 am

Hi/Bonjour,

Actually before being able to change the language, the translation work needs to be done! There's currently no translation file for French or Japanese. Contributions are welcome of course ;)
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Re: Translation / Localization

Post by JRM » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:36 am

Hi Daniel, I'll start the french translation (even if translating in the dev's native language adds a little bit of pressure ^^)

edit : fyi, the ts files may have to be hosted out of the main repository, we had to limit their updates in QGIS as the xml's diff were huge and slowing git cloning

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Re: Translation / Localization

Post by daniel » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:32 am

Ah interesting! We'll see how it goes.
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Re: Translation / Localization

Post by fabriciolelis » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:49 pm

Hi Daniel,
I'll start the Brazilian portuguese translation.

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Re: Translation / Localization

Post by Oiz » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:02 pm

Hello Daniel, I would like to start the Latinamerican Spanish translation, but I'm unable to find the "QT Linguist" tool on the bin folder. I have the open source version, maybe that's the problem?

As an alternative, I seem to be able to open the .ts file just fine in VS Code for example, do you know if directly editing that way is good enough?

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Re: Translation / Localization

Post by daniel » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:27 pm

It's actually the bin folder of Qt (you can install any version of Qt to get it - but if you wonder, we currently use the 5.9)
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Re: Translation / Localization

Post by Oiz » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:51 pm

Aaah, yes, I've found the issue. I was just installing QT Creator plain and simple as default, without selecting any version in particular. I just selected the latest one with just a couple of compilers (which made the installation of QT to go from a couple hundred megabytes to 4GB...) and then it gave me all the tools including the Linguist. Kind of an odd decision on their part, but that's how it is.

Anyways, the spanish translation is ongoing. Let you know when we get any significant progress.

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Re: Translation / Localization

Post by willi » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:58 pm

I want to translate to German but if i try do load the .ts file into QT linguist there is a error info: "Unexpected tag at F:/Cloudcompare/CloudCompare_dt.ts:8:16"

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