Sending Files to Translators (ResourceBlender Express)

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Once there are elements in an application, work can be sent to translators as an RBT translation database or XML spreadsheet.


Import/Export from RBT translation databases

RBT files make life easier for both you and the translator by enabling them to use tools like automatic translation as well as to see comments while editing.

Exporting to an RBT file

  1. Select File->Export...->Translation Database.
  2. Choose which applications and bundles and languages require translation.

If a resource is used by multiple applications, it will only be included in the file once.

The file can sent to translators who can edit it using ResourceBlender Express, then return it for import.

Importing from an RBT file

Select File->Import...->Translation Database then choose the file containing the translations. It is recommended you import only the languages which the translator agreed to translate. Otherwise, translations for other languages which may have been accidentally edited could be overwritten.

Import/Export from XML Spreadsheets

Resources can be imported and exported to an XML spreadsheet to prevent a translator needing to install ResourceBlender Express. XML Spreadsheets can be imported by most spreadsheet applications (Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice etc). RBT Translation Databases make translating easier for both you and the translator, and are recommended over XML spreadsheets.

To create an XML spreadsheet, click File->Export->XML Spreadsheet. The dialog allows you to select which applications, bundles and languages will be exported. To re-import later click File->Import->XML Spreadsheet.

Note: It is important not to change the structure of the spreadsheet by adding/removing rows or columns as this could prevent it from being re-imported.

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