If you’re a user of Apple’s Xcode, Localizator from Flying Pig (www.flyingpigcorp.com) is a tool that should interest you. An Xcode project’s localizations tool, it’s targeted to those who need to easily extract their localization files (.strings) from their complex project structure and still being able easily to reintegrate the localization work afterwards.
In other words, Localizator is designed for developers working on massively localized projects who need external support for translation. Localizator browses a selected root directory looking for strings files, copies them, organizes them by language and creates a separate Localizator project. The project can be saved aside and exchanged between engineers and translators outside of the actual Xcode project, making it safe to edit.
Upon completion of the localization work, you can push the changes into the Xcode project file tree. Localizator will replace only edited files automatically, so you don’t have to find and replace each file one by one.
Combined with Base Internationalization feature from latest Xcode versions, Localizator can integrate the developers workflow and serve as a tool designed to help developers master the challenge of the diversity the Apple App Stores’ market is offering. In other words Localizator will:
° Explore your project (from a given point);
° Gather all .string files;
° Organize them by localization;
° Save them in a separate workable project so you can localize these files at your rhythm without altering your coding copy.
Localizator requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher and costs US$9.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store in the Developer Tools category (http://tinyurl.com/bg9nzwu).