Setting Up the External Translation Manager

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If you or your translator do not have the RAD Studio IDE, you can use the stand-alone External Translation Manager to localize your applications.

To use the External Translation Manager as a stand-alone application, you need to copy the External Translation Manager files to your computer and register the required *.bpl files in the External Translation Manager.

To install the External Translation Manager

  1. Create a directory, such as C:\ETM, for the External Translation Manager files.
  1. Copy the following External Translation Manager files from the computer with the installed RAD Studio IDE (the developer's computer) into the created directory.
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\Studio\22.0\Bin from this directory, copy the following required files:
    • etm.exe - the main External Translation Manager executable file
      designide.bpl
      dfm.bpl
      itecore.bpl
      rc.bpl
      vclide.bpl
      
    • and copy any of the following optional files that you want:
    • dcl31w.bpl
      dclact.bpl
      dclado.bpl
      dclbcbsmp.bpl
      dclbde.bpl
      dclDataSnapIndy10ServerTransport.bpl
      dclDataSnapProviderClient.bpl
      dclDataSnapServer.bpl
      dcldb.bpl
      dcldbx.bpl
      dcldbxcds.bpl
      dclib.bpl
      dclIe.bpl
      dclIndyCore.bpl
      dclIndyProtocols.bpl
      dclmcn.bpl
      dclmid.bpl
      dclnet.bpl
      dclribbon.bpl
      dclsmp.bpl
      dclstd.bpl
      dclTee8.bpl
      dcltouch.bpl
      dclwbm.bpl
      
    • From the appropriate platform-specific directory, such as C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\Studio\22.0\Bin64 for 64-bit Windows, copy the following required files:
    • rtl.bpl
      vcl.bpl
      vclactnband.bpl
      vclimg.bpl
      vclx.bpl
      xmlrtl.bpl
      
    • and copy any of the following optional files:
    • *.bpl
      
  1. Run the External Translation Manager. From Windows Explorer, double-click etm.exe. From the command line, enter etm.
  2. In ETM, choose Tools > Options > Packages.
  3. Click the Add button to display the Open dialog box.
  4. Navigate to the C:\ETM directory that contains the External Translation Manager files. Make sure that the Files of type filter is set to Designtime packages (dcl*.bpl).
  5. Select all of the design-time packages (dcl*.bpl files) in the directory and click OK.
  6. The design-time packages are registered and you can now begin using the External Translation Manager.

To set up the project to be translated

  1. Run the Resource DLL Wizard on your project to generate the resource DLL projects for each language in the localization. The files generated for each resource DLL project are saved in a directory named after the language. For example, for a project group saved in C:\MyProjects, the Afrikaan translation root directory is C:\MyProjects\AFK.
  2. Obtain or prepare a zipped translation kit of the project to be translated and give the kit to the person who will translate your project. The kit should include the following:
    • A resource DLL for each language to be translated.
    • The .dproj project file generated by using File > Save as in the External Translation Manager project.
    • The stand-alone translation repository (*.tmx) files.
  3. The translator should unzip the translation kit into the chosen directory on the translator's system.

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