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How to localize an Add on

Anonymous
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Is there any documentation or examples for how to localize an AddOn? I have my English messages etc in a GRC file. The examples sort of lead me to believe that I need a GRC file for each language. But is there a naming convention or is there some way I indicate the language in the GRC file? Do I create a single Add-on or must I create one for each language? It's all very unclear without some sort of guidance. Any suggestions, pointers or examples would help.

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Les
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Ralph Wessel
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LesWoolsey wrote:
Is there any documentation or examples for how to localize an AddOn? I have my English messages etc in a GRC file. The examples sort of lead me to believe that I need a GRC file for each language. But is there a naming convention or is there some way I indicate the language in the GRC file? Do I create a single Add-on or must I create one for each language? It's all very unclear without some sort of guidance. Any suggestions, pointers or examples would help.
At the moment, the best approach is to make a separate build for every different language (using the relevant GRC files). ARCHICAD and its API don't currently provide a method to bundle all languages in an add-on and switch on demand. You could implement something like that yourself, but I think it's better/simpler to make separate builds.
Ralph Wessel BArch
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