Localizer 5.1 - new localization tool is released
Lingobit Localizer 5.1 - Free Energy to Focus on Software Innovation than Localization
New York, USA. – June 5, 2007: Lingobit Technologies (www.lingobit.com), the award-winning leader in localization software development, has announced the launch of the newest version of Lingobit Localizer. The current release promises to be the one-stop solution for development teams that need to facilitate and streamline the software localization process and communication between programmers, translators and testers.
Building on the much requested functionality of the previous versions, Lingobit Localizer 5.1 extends its commitment to .NET Framework by offering an improved support for it. This includes an enhanced parser, capable of extracting many properties, such as TreeView nodes and ListView items, which used to be inaccessible for localization in the earlier versions. Another big improvement is the form editor that utilizes a new mechanism to display .NET forms, making Lingobit Localizer the only product in the market to display them correctly. Localizer 5.1 is capable to show inherited forms, custom controls (Infragistics, DevExpress, etc), user controls, TreeControl, combobox, listbox, menu, toolbars, and strip controls.
New Lingobit Localizer has a carefully redesigned SpellChecker that, unlike the earlier release, ensures more reliable and correct localization. It supports dictionaries created for Mozilla and OpenOffice, which are available free of charge in a large number (over 30 dictionaries). The complete list of supported dictionaries can be checked out at http://www.lingobit.com/support/SpellingDictionaries.html. SpellChecker will check spelling as the user types the text, instantly showing tips with corrections each time an error is recognized. The spellchecking capability will minimize the chances of incorrect translation while increasing the speed of translation and localization.
With the latest addition of the Dutch language, Lingobit Localizer 5.1 has become accessible to a wider audience of users who will enjoy the benefits of modern localization technologies in their own native language. Also new to 5.1 is Custom Pseudo Translate function that can simulate translation into any language. Let’s say, for example, you want to see how the English application will work when localized into Russian. For this purpose, Pseudo Translate allows you to replace English letters with their Russian transliteration: L > Л, D > Д, etc. The translated application will remain readable, and you will be able to see the errors in displaying Russian characters. It’ll let you test and correct your application prior to actual localization.
Lingobit Localizer 5.1’s exclusive Secondary language feature is convenient for translators when an application must be localized into more than one language. Let’s say, for example, there is an application, which is Italian. The task is to localize it into English and then Japanese. The Secondary language option shows the translation into an extra target language (English) along with the translation in the source one (Italian). It is helpful for the “Japanese” translator because he can see two variants of translation. Even if he doesn’t know Italian, he can still translate the application into Japanese looking at the English translation.
“Since Lingobit Localizer burst onto the localization scene in 2003, we have been committed to making the localization process as easy as possible for the development teams,” says Michael Trent, marketing communications manager at Lingobit Technologies. “The ever-growing list of localization capabilities frees software developers to focus their energy on product innovation while streamlining and improving localization process. I am pleased to invite everyone to our site to download the new trial version of Lingobit Localizer and see that the product has become even more convenient, functional and easy to use.”
Lingobit Localizer 5.1’s trial version: http://www.lingobit.com/localizer.exe
Pricing and Availability
Lingobit Localizer 5.1 runs under Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista and supports Visual C++/MFC, .NET, Delphi, Java and INI files. Its Enterprise Edition costs $1195 (US) or €995 (EUR). A Professional Edition for small and mid-size projects costs $895 (US) or €745 (EUR). Buyers of both editions get a one-year maintenance that includes access to all new product releases and upgrades free of charge for 12 months from the date of purchase. Competitive upgrade options and 40% discount for students and educational institutions are available (please, refer to www.lingobit.com/store/ for more details). Further information on the product, additional dictionaries for its Spell Checker, as well as a free, 90-day evaluation copy of Lingobit Localizer is available from www.lingobit.com.