Translating Your Gigatree

Translating Your Gigatree

All of the display text that generates is translatable. International users can use this feature to translate Gigatrees into their native language. English speakers can use this feature to display alternate text. GEDCOM data is not translated. If you need to translate any of the data found in your GEDCOM file you will need to use the Replace Text option instead. The installation folder's include directory contains translation files for the following languages: Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Bengali, Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, French, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Korean, Lithuanian, Latvian, Malay, Norwegian, Dutch, Punjabi, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Serbian, Swedish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese and Chinese. The installation folder's include directory also includes an empty translation file, lang.txt that contains only the default display strings. The translation files are delimited by semi-colons (;) with the first column containing the default display strings and the second column containing the translated strings. By default, a translation file is not loaded automatically, but must be specified in the translation section as discussed below. When no input file is specified, Gigatrees will use its default "English" strings. When an input file is specified in the configuration, Gigatrees will generate an alert in the build log if either a default string or a translated string is not found within the file. I try to keep these files up-to-date, however, if a missing display string is reported in the build log, you can add it yourself to your input file.

"Translations Options Page"
Translations Options Page

To translate Gigatrees, browse to the appropriate Translation Input File. If your language is not available, copy the lang.txt file to a new file, add your translated strings to this file manually, and then set the Translation Input File option to the disk path of this file.

There are several sample trees that users can look at to get a better understanding exactly what is and isn't translatable (Dutch, French, German and Spanish).

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