As you are probably aware Activ E-Book Compiler includes a language translation feature (see Advanced Features in the Help) which allows translation of message/prompts or other changes to the messages
One issue is the language files (your translations) contain only strings for a particular version. For example, if a new feature is added in a new version that requires a new prompt/menu/etc or changes to existing prompts/menus/etc then the old translations files will no longer work - and a new translation must be produced based on the new version.
In other words, more (of certain kinds) new features, means less compatiblity on the language issue.
I would like to hear your thoughts on whether you consider this a major pain, a minor pain, or not an issue.
For example, if you have made or are using a translation with 4.22 of the prompts to French, just how much of an issue would it be if for the next version you had to re-translate?
I am particularly interested in hearing from people who are using/creating translations, but feedback or comments from anybody are welcome.
If I had to re-translate in the updated version of compiler then yes, it would be a pain. But - would it be possible to keep those products which have been produced wth an earlier version, in that version and to make any changes/edits to content in that earlier version - whilst, at the same time, using the updated compiler to create newer products ? I guess that would mean having more than one copy of the compiler on the computer ??
I agree with JulieS. Less re-translation is always better... But the thing I would recommend would be to figure out a way where we can add more words to certain dialog boxes. I translate in French language (la langue de Molière) and sometimes I have to modify phrases that are quite longer than the ones in English... and it does not fit in the dialog box! Then I have to juggle out a way that my words will say the same thing but in a shorter phrase... most of the time it is not anymore exactly what I want to say to my client.
But again, Sunil, don't take this as granted cause like many I am so anxious to try the new version. If you need help in Beta Testing I am a pro in the field.
Just send me you're needs and your Beta test agreement to email@example.com
...et pour te lancer des fleurs (a french expression to say congradulation or throwing flowers at you) your soft is old but still a killer in its field. I make books with it and earn my life with it every day!
And by the way I am very open to give a donation to your company for the new version... since, if I am not mistaking, buyers of Compiler gets the upgrades free. If I am mistaking, well drown me in tar and roll me in feathers...
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