Translate Apple .stringsdict files

What are Apple .stringsdict files?

Apple .stringsdict files are language files used by Apple to localize Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch apps based on XML.

WebTranslateIt is a software localization platform that can help localize Apple .stringsdict files.

Apple .stringsdict file example

Here’s an example of Apple .stringsdict file.

<plist version="1.0">
            <string>%d file remaining</string>
            <string>%d files remaining</string>

Empty strings

The Apple internationalization framework includes a language fallback. A language fallback is a system that falls back to use the text from the source language if the target text is not present. If a segment is left empty in WebTranslateit we won’t export it in your language files so that the fallback mechanism can work.

However if you proofread an empty translation in the translation interface the file generated by WebTranslateit will contain that empty segment because we consider you intentionally left that segment blank and want a blank text as a translation.

How to Translate a Apple .stringsdict File?

It is easy to translate a Apple .stringsdict file with WebTranslateIt. In a project, upload your source Android XML file in the File Manager and translate it on the Translation Interface.

The tools included in WebTranslateIt, such as Batch Operations, the Translation Memory or Machine Translation can help you translate that file automatically, faster and cost effectively.

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