The following tools,
utilities and information are
freely available for download. The most recent releases are at the top.
Tools and the Okapi
The Okapi tools (Rainbow
CheckMate, etc.) are applications using the components of the
Okapi Framework, a set of interface definitions, filters and
utilities supporting various tasks related to localization.
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Astec (version 1.0)
Astec is A simple text encoding converter
utility, written in C#, that illustrates the encoding support in
the Microsoft .NET Framework, some of its limitations, and how
to workaround them. The source code is provided. This sample
application has been developed to illustrate the article
Encoding Conversion in the .NET Platform in Multilingual
Computing and Technologies, #68, Volume 15 Issue 8, December
2004, pages 45-50.
The version 4 of Rainbow, a set of localization
utilities to prepare files for translation, convert encodings,
remove BOM in UTF-8 files, and do many other things.
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This version has been superceeded by the one in the Okapi Tools.
See also the newer
part of the Okapi Tools.
||ENLASO Localization Tools (release
A set of various Windows localization tools. It includes
Rainbow: a toolbox, Horizon: a context viewer, and Album: a
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Note: this installation includes Rainbow version 3, there is now
a more recent version (but Beta) of Rainbow: Rainbow 4.
Files (version 1.0,
Settings files to translate XLIFF
documents with SDLX (.anl file) or TagEditor (.ini file). Note
that the XLIFF files must have existing
elements to be used with those settings files.
||ClipConvert (version 1.03 build 2,
A utility, to convert the Windows Clipboard content when using
text in a code set different from the system code set. Note: the newer application
Album included in the ENLASO Localization tools also provides
build 2, Nov-10-1999)
From the article in Multilingual Computing & Technology issue
#29 and Sykes: an example of
a simple translation memory engine, with C++ source code of the
engine and a basic user-interface, as well as example files.