Dutranslator is available!

Dutranslator, a tool to translate your scripts and apps.

We’ve been talking about it these last few months, our first step to a comprehensive framework for scripts and programs translation and internationalization is available!
Still in development, this tool is already working perfectly to manage the translations of our animation script Duik.

To contribute to the internationalization of Duik, modify existing translations or adding a new one, there is no need to know anything about development and scripting, this tool is very simple to use! Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question, and to send us your translations!

Installation

Dutranslator works on any platform, download the one corresponding to your system:

Windows
Mac OS
Linux (not tested yet)

The installation is as simple as possible: just unzip everything, then launch the app called Dutranslator!

Usage

The application loads and displays an empty window with a toolbar on top (click on the images to view them):

Before using it, you can go in the settings, where you’ll be able to change the style of the app. “Default” is a nice dark grey UI designed especially for Dutranslator. “System” will load your operating system style (Windows, Mac…). You can change the appearance of the buttons too.

Click on “Open” to open a Duik translation file.
It’s a file named “Duik_translations_XX.jsxinc” where “XX” is a language code.
You can find those files in the scripts folder of After Effects, in “Scripts/ScriptUI Panels”.

Windows :
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CC\Support Files\Scripts\ScriptUI Panels\
Mac :
/Applications/Adobe After Effects CC/Scripts/ScriptUI Panels/

This is what is shown if you open the simplified chinese translation :

The same with the “System” style under Windows :

Now you can update the translations in the column on the right, and add some notes and comments. Click on “Save” to save and replace the current language file. An efficient search tool on the toolbar at the top can help you manage the translations.

If you want to create a new language, use an existing file, no matter which. First, set the new language code (a few characteurs) and the language name (it’s real name), on the top right area of the window, then click on “Save As” to save the new file.

Be careful to correctly name the file so that Duik can use it: “Duik_translations_XX.jsxinc” where XX is the language code you set on the top right corner of the window.

That’s it! Don’t forget to send us the result to share it!