C++ app internationalization and localization

C++ is a popular and widely used mid-level language. It was designed as an extension of the C language.

Created by
Bjarne Stroustrup
October 1985

C++ applications are usually translated these file formats

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Best way to localize C++ apps

The first step is to extract the text to translate into language files. This process is called internationalization. The gettext library can be used to extract out the text to translate into PO files.

Once you have internationalized your C++ app, use a translation software localization tool such as WebTranslateIt to manage your localization workflow.

It is easy to translate a C++ app with WebTranslateIt. Create a project, upload your source language 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.

Links of interest

  • WebTranslateIt’s CLI to help sync language files.
  • GNU Gettext
  • Boost.locale A library that provides high quality localization facilities in a C++ way
  • ICU-TC A mature, widely used set of C/C++ and Java libraries providing Unicode and Globalization support for software applications
  • UTF8-CPP UTF-8 with C++ in a Portable Way
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