Setting Up the External Translation Manager

If you are localizing an application and do not have the Delphi 8 for .NET IDE, you can use the External Translation Manager (ETM) to perform the translations. The ETM provides the same basic functionality as the Translation Manager in the product. To use the ETM, the developer must provide you with the required ETM and project files. After you have finished the translations, you can send the translated files back to the developer to add to the project.

The basic steps to set up the ETM are:

  1. Obtain from the developer copies of the files listed in the table below.
  2. Copy files onto your machine.
  3. Run the ETM.

From C:\Program Files\Borland\BDS\2.0\Bin:

  1. Delphi.dll
  2. Globalization.dll




  1. VclRtl.dll designide71.bpl dfm71.bpl
  2. bpl itecore71.bpl itedotnet71.bpl
  3. bpl rtl71.bpl vcl71.bpl vclactnband71.bpl vclide71.bpl vclx71.bpl xmlrtl71.bpl etm71.ex


A translation kit or zipped file containing the following project files:

satellite assembly created using the Satellite Assembly Wizard for each language to be translated .bdsproj project file generated using File ^ Save as in the ETM project standalone translation repository (*.tmx) files

Note: The developer saves each satellite assembly in a separate root directory below the project directory. When you return the translated files to the developer, the developer copies the translated project into each language's root directory.

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