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« on: May 22, 2008, 07:52:08 PM »

I couldn't help but notice that FARR is only available in English... and not only that, but I don't see any way to easily translate it (at least without hacking the .exe with a resource hacker) and that's really a shame as such a great program should be available in as many languages as possible so everybody could enjoy it.


Could it be possible to include multilingual support in the next release (I bet you'll have many volunteer translators starting with myself) or at least put all language strings into a .dll or something like that for easier localization?
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008, 11:17:44 PM »

Is it possible to translate to other languages?
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008, 11:35:50 PM »

I wonder if that couldn't be done via a plugin or something similar?  Something where the language is in a separate file that is read in, and a chooser is used to select the language file used.  I don't know enough about programming, is this something that is possible?  If so, you can stick with what is here, then each user can create a new language file as needed and make it available.
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2008, 02:09:27 AM »

Is it possible to translate to other languages?
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2008, 02:15:00 AM »

If people really want this, i could add it without much trouble.
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008, 01:59:45 AM »

If people really want this, i could add it without much trouble.

That would be great!

it could also be a good idea to make a sticky thread or something asking for translators and listing all translation files and all...

Hope to hear news about FARR multilingual support soon!  Thmbsup
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008, 01:17:33 PM »

great idea! another way of expanding Farr's user base.. Thmbsup
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2008, 08:39:35 PM »

you should do that.
also, the Screenshot Captor.

maybe it's always a good idea to creat program with seperated language files.

If people really want this, i could add it without much trouble.
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2008, 12:49:01 AM »

I agree. And I'd be happy to work on the Norwegian translation Thmbsup
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2008, 09:10:39 PM »

you should do that.
also, the Screenshot Captor.

maybe it's always a good idea to creat program with seperated language files.

If people really want this, i could add it without much trouble.

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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2008, 11:03:53 AM »

That's good idea!
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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2011, 10:30:21 PM »

 Sad

i still wait for multilanguage support~~

i think Many people will be happy use farr in their language apperance ~

e.g chinese ļ¼Œandļ¼Œsome problemļ¼ŒUnicodeļ¼ŒDouble Byte ...

There is a Article By Xbeta,http://xbeta.info/ask-quick-launch.htm,
The FARR Is The Best??
I still wait~~
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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2014, 01:14:07 AM »

If people really want this, i could add it without much trouble.

Still waiting for multi-language support.  Sad
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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2014, 07:06:12 AM »

I'm afraid it's not currently on my radar.
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« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2015, 09:09:42 AM »

Translations on your radar again? I could do the translation to Germanā€¦ smiley

It would be even more important for me to be able to search for German language Windows apps, folders, and functions: When I want to open the Calculator ā€“ in German "Rechner" ā€“ I have to write calc to start my "Rechner" (Calc.exe). Sad

Would it be difficult to make FARR also search for localized names and match them to the respective elements?

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« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2015, 09:23:05 AM »

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Would it be difficult to make FARR also search for localized names and match them to the respective elements?

Hi raingros,
Sorry for the delay in replying!
I am going to add a new feature to farr very shortly that will let you very easily manage a simple text list of search "translations", so you could easily have a list of things like
rechner = calc

Then whenever you type rechner it will behave like you typed "calc".

(aliases can do this kind of thing but they are more time consuming to create and manage -- this will let you do common things more easily).
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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2015, 06:20:06 PM »

Try the new beta, and check out the "Quick Search Words" tab.

Download beta version (2.220.1) from here (portable zip).

[Feature] A new "Quick Search Words" tab in options allows you to specify quick search word replacements; here you can quickly specify words that have alternate meanings when typed into the search box.  Start each line with a search word, followed by = and then the replacement text.  For example, if you would like to be able to type "ff" to search for "firefox" you can specify that here as "ff = firefox".  This just makes it much easier to do certain simple things without using aliases.
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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2015, 04:09:56 AM »

Hi mouser!

Thanks you for your reply. smiley

I'll check your new beta with the "Quick Search Words" tab.

But don't you think it would be eben better if FARR on Non-English system would work just the same way as the start menu does? I think most users just want to replace the start menu with a more powerful and handier app like FARR. I think it would be the best solution to read the localized app names like Rechner for Calculator aka Calc.exe without havin to check if a "Quick Search Word" has already been created.

Maybe that could be easily achieved with the SHGetLocalizedName function?
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« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2015, 12:40:10 PM »

raingros,

Could you help me understand something -- FARR works by checking filenames and shortcut names.. so as long as the entries in your start menu say "Rechner", they should be found by farr..

Is it that even in your start menu the calculator is called "Calculator" and not "Rechner" or is it that the calculator app is not on the start menu at all? or?
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« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2015, 03:20:48 PM »

I see! I think it's not enough to check filenames and shortcut names, because Windows itself doesn't show the real values of these elements, but  the localized file names and shortcut names it finds in the file desktop.ini in the corresponding folder, in our case c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\:

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[.ShellClassInfo]
LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21761
[LocalizedFileNames]
Remote Desktop Connection.lnk=@%SystemRoot%\system32\mstsc.exe,-4000
displayswitch.lnk=@%SystemRoot%\system32\displayswitch.exe,-320
Paint.lnk=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-22054
Sync Center.lnk=@%SystemRoot%\System32\SyncCenter.dll,-3000
Wordpad.lnk=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-22069
[b]Calculator.lnk=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-22019[/b]
Sound Recorder.lnk=@%SystemRoot%\system32\SoundRecorder.exe,-100
Welcome Center.lnk=@%SystemRoot%\system32\OobeFldr.dll,-33056
Bluetooth File Transfer Wizard.lnk=@C:\Windows\system32\fsquirt.exe,-2303
NetworkProjection.lnk=@%SystemRoot%\system32\NetProjW.dll,-501
Math Input Panel.lnk=@%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\Ink\mip.exe,-291
Snipping Tool.lnk=@%SystemRoot%\system32\SnippingTool.exe,-15051
Mobility Center.lnk=@%SystemRoot%\system32\mblctr.exe,-1008
Sticky Notes.lnk=@%SystemRoot%\system32\SNTSearch.dll,-505

FARR doesn't find these localized names, but the Windows start menu does (see attached images). Further, I attached you some image about the file representation of Windows Explorer (localized) in contrast to Total Commander (not localized).


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« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2015, 08:38:26 PM »

That is fascinating.. I had no idea that windows was translating shortcut file and folder names virtually like this..
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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2015, 01:49:20 AM »

Hope you'll find a way to implement that in FARR. Keep up the good work!
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