Driver Fusion currently supports 57 different languages, but not all translations are complete yet. This guide describes how easy it is to translate Driver Fusion to your preferred language. The following steps are described in detail:
- Adding a new language.
- Translating into your language.
- Submit to Treexy.
STEP 1: PREREQUISITES
Before you can start translating Driver Fusion, you only need to download these two items:
- DriverFusionLanguages.zip, containing the translations currently used and a simple one-click converter (LangResX) to convert the translations file to the format used in Driver Fusion.
- Zeta Resource Editor, a free application that enables you to edit the translation files.
Start by extracting the DriverFusionLanguages.zip file to a new directory, for this guide the directory C:\Languages is used. You also need to know the language code for the language that you want to translate. This can be found on the Microsoft website; several examples from that page are nl-nl, fi-fi, zh-hant-hk and en-us. We will use the xx-xx combination throughout this guide, where xx-xx is the language code you just looked up.
STEP 2: ADDING A NEW LANGUAGE
This step is only required in case you want to create a translation of a language that is not yet present in Driver Fusion. You can skip this step if you only want to update an existing translation.
To add new language to Driver Fusion, create a copy of the Language.resx file and rename it to Language.xx-xx.resx.
STEP 3: TRANSLATING INTO YOUR LANGUAGE
Open Zeta Resource Editor and click on open resources files, as depicted in Figure 1.
Figure 1 – Open resource files location in Zeta Resource Editor.
The easiest way to start translating Driver Fusion is to open Language.xx-xx.resx and Language.resx simultaneously. You can do this in the file opener by keeping the CTRL-key pressed and left-clicking both files. For this guide we opened Language.resx and Language.nl-nl.resx, as depicted in Figure 2.
Figure 2 – The English and Dutch language opened in Zeta Resource Editor.
The entries of the language you want to translate can be found in the right column, whereas the English language can be found in the middle column. Once you are done translating the entries in the right column, click on Save all files, as depicted in Figure 3.
Figure 3 – Save all files location in Zeta Resource Editor.
You can try your translation by running the LangResX application (found in the directory where you extracted DriverFusionLanguages.zip) to automatically process all resx files in the directory and generate the corresponding resources files. Copy the Language.xx-xx.resources file to the Languages folder of Driver Fusion. If Driver Fusion is not set to your language already, you can change the current language in the general settings.
STEP 4: SUBMIT TO TREEXY
If you want to submit your improvements to Treexy, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the resx file for your translation. We will include the translation in the next version of Driver Fusion and give you credit for your translation.