What's New (RC-WinTrans 9 and 10)

 

This topic summarizes the new features added to the latest build versions of RC-WinTrans 9 and 10.

 

 

RC-WinTrans 10.4.1
August 2016

 

JSON File Translation Support

NEW

JSON (Java Script Object Notification) files can now be translated with RC-WinTrans (file extension = .json).

More information on this file type can be found at www.json.org.

 

 

RC-WinTrans 10.0
January 2015

 

1. Multi-Language Views Featuring 11 GUI Languages

NEW

Three multi-language views with user interfaces available in 11 different languages that can be changed at run-time.  Multi-language view GUI languages: English, German, Swedish, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese Simplified.

Details...

 

2. Application GUI Languages

NEW

The RC-WinTrans application's graphical user interface (GUI) has been localized into German.  Available application GUI languages now consist of: English, French and German.

 

3. Quick Launch

NEW

The Quick Launch view features a workflow-like graphical interface with centralized data access and commands related to a source file, its target file, and the data contained in the translation project.

The GUI can be displayed in 11 different languages (listed above).

More information on the Quick Launch view...

 

4. Samples

NEW

The Samples view offers several sample files and projects to demonstrate the localization of file types supported by RC-WinTrans.  It is an excellent resource for getting started with RC-WinTrans and familiarizing oneself with the tool's features and commands more quickly and easily than ever.

More information on the Samples view...

 

5. Running a Translated .NET Assembly

NEW

A translated/localized .NET assembly (EXE file) can be started through the Quick Launch view.  The assembly gets its own local language domain which causes the application to be shown with the GUI of its satellite DLL currently localized (and created by) RC-WinTrans.  The advantage to this is that the application does not need to have its own language selection implemented.  The localized application can be viewed immediately.

 

6. Performance

NEW

Improved display of project languages, which can now be viewed together (side by side) or in different combinations in the main "Project" window.

 

7. Excel Import/Export

NEW

Modified Import and Export Assistants for exchanging data with Microsoft Excel files; new color display for Excel spreadsheet entries.

Details (Import)...

 

Details (Export)...

NOTE:  The new integrated Excel import/export operations supercede the Excel Import/Export Add-On used with previous versions of RC-WinTrans.

 

8. Text File (CSV) Import/Export

NEW

Modified Import and Export Assistants for exchanging data with character separated text files (.CSV).

 

9. Statistics/Word Count

NEW

New statistics display and Words dialog listing all detected words and repetitions.

 

10. Translation Support for Apple iOS Files Localization

NEW

Support has been added for the following Apple iOS file types:

(1)  iOS strings files and
(2)  iOS storyboard XML files

 

11. TM Workbench Add-On in 11 Languages

NEW

The RC-WinTrans TM Workbench Add-On is now available in 11 GUI languages.  Languages: English, German, Swedish, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese Simplified.

TM Workbench documentation...

 

12. Release Notes

UPDATED

See the RC-WinTrans Release Notes for all new features, improvements and bug fixes available with the new Version 10 release.

 

 

RC-WinTrans 9.4
January 2014

 

RC-WinTrans Add-On: TM Workbench

NEW

A new TM Workbench Add-On (V2.0) has been developed for use with RC-WinTrans 9.4. Version 9.4 has been extended to use the features offered by the add-on.

Read more in the product documentation for the TM Workbench, and in the TM Workbench topic in the RC-WinTrans Help.

 

Translation Memories

NEW

The use of a translation memory (.sdltm) has been adapted to RC-WinTrans 9.4 via the TM Workbench Add-On.  A given translation memory (TM) can also be maintained with the TM Workbench.

Details...

 

Dictionaries View

NEW

A translation memory (.sdltm) can be added to the Dictionaries tab view.  A command to open a translation memory (TM) or an RC-WinTrans dictionary (.tmx, .txt) with the TM Workbench has also been added.

Read more in the "Dictionaries (Overview)" help topic...

 

Dictionaries

NEW

A text file-based RC-WinTrans dictionary (.tmx and .txt) can be opened and edited with the new TM Workbench (V2.0).

 

Translation Edit Bar

NEW

RC-WinTrans' Translation Edit bar has been improved with:

1.

indication of leading and trailing spaces in the Source and Target edit fields.

2.

a "quick button" to show/hide the "Comment" field.

3.

a "quick button" to show/hide the "Dictionary Results" list.

4.

the ability to enter a new line with the "Shift+Ctrl+Enter" key combination.

 

Text Files Translation

NEW

Two additional text file (.txt) formats can now be translated with RC-WinTrans:

1.

Comma-separated text format.

Format (per line):  ID , Text

2.

No ID- text items only.

Format (per line):  Text

 

Byte Order Marker (BOM)

NEW

Translated text files can be created ("Write Target File" command) with and without a byte order mark (BOM).  See "Target File Encoding Dialog Box" in the RC-WinTrans Help for more information.

 

Quick Active Window Change

NEWI

Change the primary active window (Workspace bar, Project window, and the Translation Edit bar) by using the TAB key (forward) or the "Shift+TAB" key combination (back).

Details...

 

French UI for VBA Add-Ons

NEW

The user interface of the following VBA-based add-ons are now available in both English and French:
"Excel Import/Export,""Machine Translation" and "TMX Import/Export" are now available in French as well as in English.

 

Excel Import/Export

NEW

The embedded functionality to import/export data from/to Microsoft Excel has been replaced by the new Excel Import/Export Add-On (V3.0).

Excel import...

 

Excel export...

 

Windows 8.1

NEW

The setup programs and the RC-WinTrans software have been tested and improved for Windows 8.1.
The HTML user interfaces used for the "Start Page" and the embedded Excel import/export have been replaced by non-HTML user interfaces.

 

Release Notes

UPDATED

See the RC-WinTrans Release Notes for all new features, improvements and bug fixes available with the new service release.

 

 

RC-WinTrans 9.3
October 2013  —   Build Version 9.3.2.2

 

Google Android

NEW

Newly implemented support allows for the translation of Android string resources files (XML files).

 

Output View

NEW

The Miscellaneous bar's Output view now offers two new local menu commands:

Copy Selection (to the clipboard)

Copy All (content to the clipboard)

 

Release Notes

UPDATED

See the RC-WinTrans 9 Release Notes for all new features, improvements and bug fixes available with the new service release.

 

 

RC-WinTrans 9.3

June 2013  —   Build Version 9.3.1.2

 

MFC Ribbon Bar Translation

NEW

Localization support for MFC ribbon bars in binary Win32 EXE or DLL files and for the source ribbon XML file *.mfcribbon-ms has been added.  For RC files, ribbon bars are localized by translating the *.mfcribbon-ms XML file and replacing the translated file name in the #include statement in the RC file (with RC-WinTrans).

Read more at Microsoft (English):  "Ribbon Bar Designer (MFC)"

Read more at Microsoft (German):  "Menüband Designer (MFC)"

 

MFC User Resources Translation

NEW

Localization support for MFC User resources in binary Win32 EXE or DLL files.

 

"Import from Translation Project" Function

NEW

The "Import from Translation Project" function now imports an item's translation status ("state")

even when the target text is not imported.  This allows a translator to set/change a translation unit's status and the new translation status to be imported for the TU.  Other data, such as the translation text, no longer needs to be changed/edited in order to get the state imported.

 

Two New Resource Type Editors

NEW

Two new resource type editors are available to open the Ribbon Bar Viewer and a dialog for editing the shortcuts used in an MFC Ribbon Bar.

 

Release Notes

UPDATED

See the RC-WinTrans Release Notes for all new features, improvements and bug fixes available with the new service release/RC-WinTrans 9.3.

 

 

RC-WinTrans 9.2
April 2012  —   Build Version 9.2.0.5

 

Translator Workbench for SDL Trados Translation Memories

V9.2: NEW

A new solution (RC-WinTrans Add-On) expanding translation memory support in RC-WinTrans with fully integrated access to an SDL Trados Studio 2009/2011 translation memory.  The new TM Workbench Add-On is included with the purchase of RC-WinTrans 9.2 and can be downloaded from the RC-WinTrans 9 customer download area of our Website.

Product Details: TM Workbench for SDL Trados TMs...

 

New Translation Memory Support – TM Workbench for memoQ

V9.2: NEW

A new solution (RC-WinTrans Add-On) expanding translation memory support in RC-WinTrans with fully integrated access to a memoQ 5.0 server translation memory.  The new TM Workbench Add-On is included with the purchase of RC-WinTrans 9.2 and can be downloaded from the RC-WinTrans 9 customer download area of our Website.

Product details: TM Workbench for memoQ...

 

Machine Translation

V9.2: NEW

The (Google/Microsoft) Machine Translation Add-On is now included with RC-WinTrans 9.2 and can be downloaded from the RCWinTrans 9 customer download area of our Website.  The menu command to start using machine translation is located in the Dictionary/TM menu.

Product details: Machine Translation Add-On...

 

Command Line Commands

V9.2: NEW

Two new command line commands have been added:

1.

"/AddProject"

2.

"/RemoveProject"

Command line commands...

 

Find Text

V9.2: IMPROVED

The find text function/dialog has been improved with:

1.

the option to associate a second text as a match requirement.

2.

the ability to find text in "Notes."

3.

the ability to find text in "Origin" history entries.

4.

the ability to find text in "Date/Time" history entries.

 

Import from Translation Project

V9.2: IMPROVED

The function to import data from an existing translation project has been improved and extended to identify and locate items for which data has been imported.  Furthermore, the import can now be undone with the Undo command and a translation status can be specified for imported items.

FEATURE

DESCRIPTION

Origin Data

An item's origin data contains the name of the source project from which the data was imported.  Locate imported data using the Find Text dialog to search for the project's file name in the "Origin" column.

Date/Time

The "Date/Time" history entry for an item shows the date and time when the data import occurred.  Locate imported data using the Find Text dialog to search for the date and/or the time.

Custom Text

(In the Project Import Assistant) Enter a text to be appended to the data generated for an item's "Origin" entry.  Locate this text later on with the Find Text dialog and the option to search in the "Origin" column selected.

Translation Status

(In the Project Import Assistant) Specify a translation status to be set for items that have been translated by the data import.

"Undo" Function

Undoes the last import operation, removing all the data it caused to be imported.

 

Import from Resource File

V9.2: IMPROVED

The improvements and extensions for the "Import from Translation Project" function (above) are also available for the import from a translated resource file.

 

INI Files – UTF-8

V9.2: IMPROVED

Translated target Windows INI files can now be created with UTF-8 encoding.

 

WPF

V9.2: IMPROVED

The WPF stylesheets used by RC-WinTrans to process .NET WPF data have been updated with changes such as including the "ContextMenu" element to be read as a menu resource.

 

Text Fit Check

V9.2: IMPROVED

The text fit check for .NET resource files has been improved to take into account whether a control has an "AutoSize = True" property.  If it does it will be skipped (excluded from the check).

 

RC-WinTrans News Service

V9.2: IMPROVED

The commands for the RC-WinTrans News Service are now available from the help ("?") menu.

 

Bug Fixes/Release Notes

V9.2: FIXES

The release notes have been updated with the latest build information.  See the RC-WinTrans 9 Release Notes for details.

 

 

RC-WinTrans 9.1
November 2011  —   Build Version 9.1.3.5

 

WPF GUI Editor for .NET 4.0

NEW

.NET 4.0 WPF resources can now be rendered and modified using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 as the WPF GUI Editor.  Visual Studio 2010 must be installed.

 

MC File Converter

NEW

Message compiler files (file extension: *.mc) are now supported by RC-WinTrans 9.1.

 

 

RC-WinTrans 9.1
October 2011  —   Build Version 9.1.3

 

Command Line

NEW

Two new command line commands have been added  "ExportProject" and "ImportFromProject".

 

Release Notes

FIXES

The release notes have been updated.  See the RC-WinTrans 9 Release Notes for details.

 

 

RC-WinTrans 9.1
July 2011  —   Build Version 9.1.1

 

Target Languages

NEW

Two Chinese target languages have been added (for .NET):

  –  Chinese (Simplified/Hans)  zh-Hans

  –  Chinese (Traditional/Hant)  zh-Hant

 

Release Notes

FIXES

The release notes have been updated.  See the RC-WinTrans 9 Release Notes for details.

 

 

RC-WinTrans 9.1
January 2011  —   Build Version 9.1.0

 

Enhanced WPF Localization Support

NEW

As of January 2011 WPF resources in .NET assembly files can be translated/localized with RC-WinTrans as "true" WPF, meaning inside a native environment (WPF GUI Editor) which by design handles the display and modification of WPF elements and their related settings in the most accurate and efficient manner possible.  The complete source data from a WPF assembly (EXE or DLL)- including WPF windows and menus- is read, presented and rendered for translation with RC-WinTrans.

Feature details...

 

New Product:  "WPF GUI Editor for Localization" Add-On

NEW

An ultimate solution for localizing Microsoft .NET WPF applications is now available as an add-on to the RC-WinTrans environment.  The "WPF GUI Editor for Localization" features WYSIWYG displays, precise layout editing and a familiar interface that makes it as easy to use and generate high-quality translations of WPF applications.

Feature details...

 

 

RC-WinTrans 9
May 2010  —   Build Version 9.0.2.1

 

Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0

NEW

Extended and improved to process .NET Framework 4.0 files (RESX, .RESOURCES and assembly (EXE, DLL) files).

 

Excel Import/Export Add-On  –  Command Line Functions

NEW

Command line functions to export data to and import data from an Excel spreadsheet have been added to the MS Excel Add-On's set of capabilities.

See the Excel Add-On online help ("Command Line" topic) for details.

 

Strong-Name-Signed .NET Assemblies

NEW

Satellite DLLs are automatically signed with a given .snk file (key pair file).

 

Release Notes

FIXES

The release notes have been updated.  See the RC-WinTrans Release Notes for details.

 

 

RC-WinTrans 9
February 2010  —   Release (Build Version 9.0.0.x)

 

Windows 7

IMPROVED

RC-WinTrans setup and use has been enabled for the Windows 7 operating system.

 

Text Table View: Multiple Language Columns

NEW

RC-WinTrans' Text Table view can now display the contents of more than two languages at a time, facilitating reviews across multiple target languages.  A column is added to the view for each language set to be visible; clicking in the column activates that language as the current target language.

 

Integrated News Service

NEW

An integrated online news service keeps you informed of new features, known issues and available updates by displaying an alert in RC-WinTrans if changes to the news site are detected at startup.

 

Translation Support for XLIFF Files

IMPROVED

The support for XLIFF files has been updated and extended.  Online Help:  "Translating XLIFF Files."

 

COM API – Set Markers for Layout Changes

NEW

An extension of the RC-WinTrans COM interface furnishes a command to set temporary (blue dot) markers in the Projects Overview and Project Data views for items that have undergone layout changes (dialog boxes, dialog box controls).

 

Support and Updates

 

Free general support and free product updates with bug fixes and new features for at least two years.

 

 

product changeover:  version 9 replaces rc-wintrans x8

As of February 2010 RC-WinTrans X8 will no longer be sold, though maintenance and support for the product line is ongoing.

Version 9 replaces X8 as the main focus of our development and support efforts.  The differences will be minimal at first, but new features, including some that have been suggested by our customers, will be implemented for and available exclusively in RC-WinTrans 9.  Updates to Version 9 are by no means mandatory but may be purchased by existing license holders who want the latest version, or downloaded for free for X8 licenses purchased in 2009 (or January 2010).

 

 

 

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