Multilingual user interface
Version 1.2 and higher Hard Drive Inspector support the
multilingual user interface. Now all dialogs, menus, messages, tooltips, etc.
have to be localized. You can choose a language in the
If you wish to help us to translate the user interface of Hard
Drive Inspector to any language, you might the English.lng file as a
basis, and translate it to the YourLanguage.lng one. In our turn, we
promise to give a license of Hard Drive Inspector for FREE to you. Yet, before
you begin to translate, just co-ordinate your intentions with us by e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org, since the
translation to this language might be already in process.
The mechanism of the multi-language user interface of HDD
State Inspector is very simple and based on the lng-files stored in the
Localization folder. These files consist of:
the comments are the lines started with the
double-slash symbol (//)
• the lines with the localized info started with a
string identifier. Thereare one or more spaces or tabulation characters
between the identifier and the text. There can be words starting with
%-symbol in the text. These words are not translated and used for
To begin the translation, just copy the English.lng
file to the YourLanguage.lng one. Then translate the text located to the
right from the identifiers. Try to keep the length of the translated text not
exceeding the length of the English text more than half as much again.