Using the External Translation Manager

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Translators who do not have the RAD Studio IDE can use the stand-alone External Translation Manager instead of the integrated Translation Manager in the IDE. The steps are similar for using both translation managers.

Note: The External Translation Manager must be set up on your computer as described in Setting Up the External Translation Manager.

To run the External Translation Manager

  • To run the External Translation Manager from the command line, enter: etm.exe [files] where [files] is the optional project group file .groupproj or the project files .dproj.
  • To run the External Translation Manager from Windows Explorer, double-click etm.exe, located in your installation's /bin directory.

To localize an application using the External Translation Manager

  1. In the External Translation Manager, choose File > Open and open the project to be translated.
  2. Click the Workspace tab and expand the project tree to display the resource files that you want to edit.
  3. Click the unit file that you want to edit. The resource strings in the file are displayed in a table in the right pane.
  4. Click the field that you want to edit and do one of the following:
    • Type the new text directly in the in-place editor in the table;
    • Right-click the field and choose in the Edit menu the parameter to edit;
    • Click the MultilineEditor icon Multiline editor icon on the toolbar above the table to open the multiline editor.
  5. Optionally, enter a comment in the Comment field.
  6. Optionally, set the translation status in the Status field.
  7. Click the SaveTranslation icon Save Translation icon on the toolbar above the table to update the resource file.

After you have finished the translations, you can send the translated files back to the developer to add to the project.

To open the online help for ETM

  1. Start ETM as described in To run the External Translation Manager.
  2. Choose Help > Contents.
    The help file for ETM is ETMD7.hlp, built with WinHelp.

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