VIGO 6 translator tutorial

VIGO6: Language handling

The system consists of 2 separate parts. One part is integrated into the VIGO6 environment and the other part is an independent program used to translate the 'extracted' texts.

Integrated part:

Integrated Part

Independent program:

Independent Program

1: Select the visualization GUID for which you want to create translations.
NOTE: It is only possible to translate the texts that are visualized
via the selected visualization.

2: Choose the languages (up to 15) that you want to translate. 
If many different views need to be translated to the same languages, select the option “Select language(s) for”: All GUID’s.

(Normally, "Include ‘label type constants’" should be unchecked (is an example special chars for ASCII characters above 127)
And probably, only the GUID's owned by the company need to be translated.)

3: Click on "Extract languages" and wait until VIGO6 has completed the extraction. At the end of the extraction, select where to put the language file ("LanguageList.vtr"). Default is “Documents\LanguageList.vtr”.
This file is now ready to be sent to the person/persons who will translate the texts, along with the translator program.

4: Start the VIGO6 translator program and open the translation file.

5: Begin translating the texts. When a text is changed, its background changes to light blue.
In case a language GUID for a text already exists, it is indicated with a dark blue color for the “=>” symbol

It is possible to get line numbers shown by:

And it is possible to zoom the width of each language column:

It’s possible to search for a text within the translation-file. The line with the searched text will be shown as the first in the editor window (and marked blue/white, as shown below). Though, if there are fewer lines ‘after’ the found line, this cannot be shown as the first line. You may need to scroll through the different languages to find the text, you searched for.

6: When editing is completed (and of course, along the way), the changes are saved in the same or another file!

The finished file must now  be returned to the sender, for import back into VIGO6. (Only the exporter can do the import.)

7: Importing the texts takes place via the same dialog as export. Type in the GUID of the catalogue, which you would like to hold the translation. When "import languages" is pressed, you are prompted to find the visualization GUID that was exported from.

Translations have now been loaded into your catalogue.
Next time the program, which holds the visulisation, is built and downloaded, the new translations will be included.