The first thing to do with iLocalize is to create a project with the bundle you would like to localize. iLocalize has an assistant to guide you through the process of creating a project. Use the following steps to create a project:
File > New Project.
In the first view, enter the following information:
|Bundle:||Choose or drag the bundle you would like to localize. It can be an application, a bundle, a framework or a folder. The bundle must contain at least one language folder (e.g. English.lproj).|
|Name:||Enter the name of the project.|
|Destination:||Choose or drag the destination folder of the project. A folder named after the project will be created inside this destination.|
|Presets:||The presets allow you to save a certain configuration that can be reused later on.|
If any problems are detected in the bundle, they will be displayed in the next view. Common problems can be read-only files, compiled NIBs, etc.
The next view allows you to choose the base language and the available languages to import.
|Create non-existing localized files from base language:||Check that button if any file that exists in the base language but not in the imported language must be created.|
Click [Create] to start the creation of the project.
If you want to create a project using a folder, make sure it contains at least one language folder (e.g. English.lproj, fr.lproj). For example, the following structure of a folder will work perfectly:
Folder +- English.lproj | +- ... all the resources for English +- Italian.lproj | +- ... all the resources for Italian +- Finnish.lproj +- ... all the resources for Finnish
A compiled NIB file is a NIB file that has been compacted to take less space on the disk but that cannot be localized anymore (see FAQ entry for more information).