Cross-platform Localization for Native Mobile Apps with by Christopher Miller

By Christopher Miller

This booklet walks the developer during the strategy of tailoring their apps which will entice an international marketplace. Microsoft MVP Chris Miller steps you thru the method of permitting a number of language help, whereas utilizing a unmarried shared set of language assets utilizing the .NET Framework. .NET makes it effortless to aid a number of languages and cultures.
Starting with an easy cellular software, the writer demonstrates the best way to adapt it for the Android, iOS, and home windows structures, exhibiting tips to deal with the localization with source documents and the way to deal with internationalization on each one platform.
Readers will how to try the appliance for the localization aid and the way to prevent universal pitfalls. utilizing Xamarin.Forms and visible Studio, the app can be applied for Android, iOS, and home windows 10 UWP and ninety nine% of the code should be shared around the platforms.

What you'll Learn:

  • Localization and Internationalization and why they matter
  • How a number of languages are supported on every one platform
  • How cultural variations like dates and currencies are handled
  • How to exploit instruments like Microsoft’s Multilingual App Toolkit to control language resources
  • How to create an localized, cross-platform app with Android Studio, Xcode, Xamarin and visible Studio tools
  • How to get support translating the textual content from the application

Who This booklet Is For:
Mobile app builders at the moment writing local apps for home windows mobile, Android, and iOS. The Android and iOS local apps can be written utilizing Xamarin and likewise with the local device kits, the home windows apps with the inventory visible Studio tools.

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The translation is provided through the Microsoft Translator service. 2 and can be used to send and receive resources to third-party translation services. • It comes with a dedicated editor to easily edit and view translated text strings. By using the standard XLIFF state and state-qualifier attributes, a basis workflow can be used to manage the translation process. ) © Christopher Miller 2017 C. 1007/978-1-4842-2466-3_3 31 Chapter 3 ■ Working with Multilingual App Toolkit Installation There are a couple of ways to install the MAT.

One thing that you don't get automatically with data binding is the translation of the text strings in the resource files. Although you could handle it by populating the controls at runtime with code, there is another way. XAML allows you to create converters to transform your code. You will add a converter that will use your resource files to get the translated data to populate the view. Supplying Data to the App With this type of app, you have a couple of choices for determining where the data comes from.

If a match is not found, it tries to match by just the language. If that match fails, the default resource file is used. This search is done for each of the individual string resources, not the entire resource file. Forms DependencyService finds the platform implementation for ICultureOverride and then calls the SetCultureOverride() method while passing in the locale. It then calls UpdateText() to refresh the display. Clicked += (sender, args) => { ChangeCulture("zh-Hans"); }; UpdateText(); } For each button press, ChangeCulture() is called with the appropriate language passed in.

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