Translating DCP-o-matic

DCP-o-matic can be translated from English to any other language. It just needs your help! If you speak English and another language, you can translate DCP-o-matic so that all users of your language see DCP-o-matic in their native language.

Current translations

Here are the languages for which translations are complete or in progress:

Language Translations Translated Fuzzy Untranslated
European Portugueselibdcpomaticlibdcpomatic-wxdcpomatic547351712
Brazilian Portugueselibdcpomaticlibdcpomatic-wxdcpomatic845287478
Simplified Chineselibdcpomaticlibdcpomatic-wxdcpomatic15682814

How to translate

Edit the .po files

If do not see your language in the table above, email me and I will add it to the list.

Once your language is there, the steps are:

  1. Download and install the free application poEdit.
  2. Download the three .po files for your language from the table above.
  3. Start poEdit and click ‘Edit a translation’.
  4. Choose one of your .po files.
  5. Go through all the translations that are coloured orange (meaning they ‘need work’).
  6. For each translation, look at the source text and fill in the translation to your language. While you do this, copy the following strings unchanged into your translation:
    • %1, %2, % etc.
    • %.2f and similar.
    • \n
    These strings will be replaced by other text when DCP-o-matic is running.
  7. Click ‘Save’ and send the updated .po files to me.

Experimental translation method

DCP-o-matic versions allow ‘in-place’ translations as an experimental feature which you are welcome to try.

Run DCP-o-matic, find a check box or label that you want to translate and middle-click (scroll-wheel click) it. A window pops up where you can write your translation, and your new text will be put into the DCP-o-matic window straight away.

When you have done a few of these translations, choose “send translations” from the Tools menu, and your changes will be sent to me.

Warning: this feature is experimental, and there may be problems. In particular, if DCP-o-matic crashes during a translation session you will lose your work. For now, I suggest doing “Send translations” often! Also, it would be a good idea to email me to let me know that you are trying it, so I can check if received the translations.

If you have any queries about doing translations, please do get in touch.