Android localization helper
Make sure that you aren’t missing string translations in any language, and keep your localized strings organized.
If you’re like us at [DoubleDutch](doubledutch.me), you occassionally lose track of what strings have and haven’t been translated in each language. Android Studio [made an awesome GUI](http://tools.android.com/recent/androidstudio087released) to help deal with this issue, but there is no easy way to export missing strings, so if you are missing more than a few strings in a language it can become a tenuous problem.
## Getting started Requirements:
- Python >= 2.7.*
- [Standard Android project structure](https://developer.android.com/tools/projects/index.html) for localized values-* folders in res/ folder
To install run: `bash pip install android-localization-helper `
## Usage - general Navigate to your project’s res/ directory and run
` android-localization-helper `
As in the [sample output](./sample_output), the script will create a directory called to_translate with files for the strings that need to translated in each language. If a language has translations for all the strings in the default language, then it won’t get an output file. Now you know exactly what translations you need to add for each language, and you can send them out for translation.
You can change the output folder ` android-localization-helper --output ~/Desktop/to_translate `
And you can clean up your localized strings.xml files. This will remove strings that aren’t in the default file and sort strings to match the default strings.xml order. ` android-localization-helper --clean `
#### -h, –help Prints help message.
#### –res Path to the app’s /res folder. Like, ./main/res
By default assumes the current directory
#### –output Output directory path (directory will be created automatically). Like, ~/Desktop/to_translate
By default creates to_translate folder in the current directory.
#### –clean Clean the existing string.xml files for each language. This will remove strings that are in the localized language but not in the default language (they presumably got removed from the default langauge). It will also sort the strings so that they are in the same order as the default language.
## Release History * 2015-01-04 v0.1.1 xliff namespace support, better indentation handling * 2015-01-03 v0.1.0 Initial release
- Support for xliff namespace.
- Preserves original indentation for tags
- Added tests for plurals
- Initial release.
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