A patch to translate the Win GUI into Simplified Chinese

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A patch to translate the Win GUI into Simplified Chinese

Post by gnaggnoyil » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:24 pm

Here's a patch I wrote that makes a Simplified Chinese version of HandBrake Windows GUI, based on the 0.9.9 source code. I also modified the inner code of the GUI a little to make sure it has no problem showing Chinese.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cq99wzy1ditty ... l18n.patch

One can patch this file on the original 0.9.9 svn snapshot and then build a GUI and a installer of Simplified Chinese version(using Unicode NSIS toolchain instead of the original one when building installer). At least I got it successful on my Windows 7 professional SP1 system with Visual Studio 2012 and .Net framework 2.0-4.5 installed.

I wrote this patch because several users and me(all Chinese) found it a bit annoying reading the English items when using this. I wonder if the development team would accept this patch... or think it useful enough and that a fork could be established...

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Re: A patch to translate the Win GUI into Simplified Chinese

Post by s55 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:07 pm

Localisation isn't something we really are able to maintain ourselves. If people want to maintain a language specific fork, that's up to them. the GPL allows it but we can't validate it's correctness or it's publishers.

At some point I'll probably spend some time making the wingui more localisation friendly for 3rd parties. Fairly low down on my priority list I'm afraid.

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