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Hi, everybody,

I'm trying to implement support for a couple of languages in a program, and maybe I'm being too obtuse but the only thing that occurs to me is having the same variables modified on a global scope whose content get chosen in a function that assigns a language or another according @OSLang. I bet there's something better than that.

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 The first thing that sprung to mind after reading your query was "I wonder if there are GNU Gettext supports for AutoIt?", and with that search term in mind, I found this:

...but I can't vouch for it.
 

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I have written something like this many years ago.
You create a file holding messages for each language.
In your script you call _MsgInit to read all messages into an array.
With _MsgGet you retrieve a single message and insert variable data into the message by replacing the & wildcard character.

The example script MsgTest.au3 uses an ini-File but you can set the language to use by @OSLang as well.

MSG.zip

My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2021-11-10 - Version 1.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
OutlookEX (NEW 2021-11-16 - Version 1.7.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (2021-04-13 - Version 1.4.0.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
PowerPoint (NEW 2021-08-31 - Version 1.5.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Task Scheduler (2019-12-03 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

Standard UDFs:
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki
WebDriver - Wiki

 

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Going to chime in with my own version of a translation UDF inspired from the original "Gettext" UDF:

I think it is the most up to date one, so you don't have to worry about compatibility with the latest version. It is also the most simple one out there I think.

EasyCodeIt - A cross-platform AutoIt implementation

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