Import from Translated Resource File



The Import from Translated Resource File dialog box (see figure below) is used to import the data of a resource file (that has already been translated) into a translation project (and for a certain project file within it).


The Import from Resource File command is usually used when you have translated files with translation data (text and layout data) that you want to reuse in an RC-WinTrans translation project so that data doesn't have to be translated again.


The resource files that have already been translated may stem from a time before RC-WinTrans was used.  The files may have been translated manually using a text editor, for example, or using another localization tool.


A typical procedure for setting up an RC-WinTrans translation project by using/adding resource files where a translated version already exists may look something like this:


A new translation project is created where the source language of the project must be specified (e.g., English).


One or more target languages are initialized for (added to) the project (e.g., a French and a Japanese target language).


The (e.g., English) source resource file(s) is/are added to the translation project.


The Import from Resource File dialog is used to import the data of the existing translated version (e.g., French) for each source file.


Step 4 needs to be repeated for each file in the project for which a translated version of the file exists. It also need to be repeated for each language version (each target language) for a file.


NOTE: Once the translation data has been imported into the translation project it stays saved in the RC-WinTrans translation project.  When the Import from Translated Resource File dialog is used the translation data is taken over from the existing translated resources files and integrated into the project's XML databases.  The former translated resource files can then be archived since RC-WinTrans will generate a new target file on command.


Users of previous RC-WinTrans versions (4.x to 7.x): Previous versions (4.x to 7.x) of RC-WinTrans used Microsoft Access databases (file extensions: .mdb, .edb, .xdb) to save the translation data.  RC-WinTrans 9 and 10 DO NOT import data from these former project database files directly.  To reuse the data contained in older RC-WinTrans projects, use either the database migration command or import the data from the translated resource files (not from the database!) as described above.



Figure: The Import from Translated Resource File dialog box.



Select Translation Dialog Box


Source File Group Box/Edit Field

Displays the name of the resource file from which to import data.  The file name can be edited/entered manually in the field, or use the Browse button to look for and select a specific file.


Browse Button

Opens a dialog box to browse for a resource file.


Target File (Translation Project) Group Box

Lists all of the project files (file names) in the active project.  Select an entry (project file) in the list by clicking on it with the mouse.  The selected file specifies the project file for which the data import will be processed.


Options Group Box

Select additional options for the import operation:

Set temporary marker for imported translation units Check Box

Check this option if you want each item for which data has been imported to be marked in the Text Table view with a temporary (blue dot) marker.

Imported translations that are identical to the source text Check Box

Check this option to import data for translations that do not differ from the source text.


Keep this dialog box open Check Box

The Import from Translated Resource File dialog box closes automatically once the Import command is used.  Check this option to keep the dialog open after the import process is complete.


Import Button

Starts the import process.  After a successful import an HTML report will be generated detailing the results of the operation.  RC-WinTrans' Output view will also say how many translation units were translated with the command.  If an error occurs it will be reported here as well.



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