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Tools for dealing with the .strings files for iOS and macOS

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This is a Python toolkit for interacting with the localization files for iOS and macOS.


Read in a .strings file and print the entries:

import dotstrings

entries = dotstrings.load("/path/to/file.strings")

for entry in entries:
    print("Key: " + entry.key)
    print("Value: " + entry.value)
    print("Comments: " + "\n".join(entry.comments))


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