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How to Use Your Langauge
A localization file is just a small file like ui.fr.txt (for French) that contains translations for all text in the interface. Take the localization file for the language you want and put it into the same installation folder as the manifold.exe executable you will be using. Easy!
- Download the ui.zip file. Unzip it to get files for different languages.
- Copy the localization file for your language, for example, ui.fr.txt for French.
- Paste it into the same folder as the manifold.exe you will use, for example, within the bin64 and bin installation folders.
- If Windows is set to that language, for example, to French, Manifold will automatically launch using that ui.fr.txt file.
- If Windows is set to English, but you want Manifold in French, launch Manifold once in English and then in the Tools - Options dialog choose fr in the Localization box. The next time you launch Manifold it will use French.
The instructions above work for both Manifold and for Viewer. The same localization files work for either Manifold or Viewer.
The ui.zip file provides a collection of localization files created by Manifold users. It includes files for Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified, Mandarin), Dutch, Estonian, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish languages. The Italian, Malay, and Polish localization files are experimental examples of automatic translations done by Google.
"Compliments to the Manifold team for building such a robust piece of software. I have been translating error messages that I have never seen and probably never will see!" - Forum post
Translate Manifold into a New Language
Any user can take the standard, English default.ui.txt file and provide their own translation for whatever language they want. The current default.ui.txt file is included within the ui.zip file collection of localization files (click the link to download). The latest, up-to-date canonical English default.ui.txt file also is published in portable Manifold installation packages.
English default.ui.txt File
CommandFileNew=New|Create new document. CommandFileOpen=Open...|Open existing document. CommandFileOpenRecent=Recent Projects|Open recently opened document. CommandFileSave=Save|Save opened document. CommandFileSaveAs=Save As...|Save opened document with a new name. CommandHelp=Help|Help commands. CommandHelpAbout=About...|Display program version and copyright.
German ui.de.txt File
CommandFileNew=Neu|Erzeuge ein neues Dokument. CommandFileOpen=Öffnen...|Vorhandendes Dokument öffnen. CommandFileOpenRecent=Zuletzt benutzte Projekte|Öffne eines der zuletzt benutzten Dokumente. CommandFileSave=Sichern|geöffnetes Dokument speichern. CommandFileSaveAs=Sichern als...|Geöffnetes Dokument unter neuem Namen speichern. CommandHelp=Hilfe|Hilfebefehle. CommandHelpAbout=Über...|Programmversion und Copyright anzeigen.
When a German localization file is placed in the Manifold installation folder, on launch Manifold will look at the Windows language setting and if Windows has been set to German, Manifold will automatically load the German localization file. Manifold can also use a different language while Windows stays in English. Both Manifold and Viewer include a built-in Edit Localization File dialog that makes translations easier.
Manifold Viewer is the free, read-only version of Manifold Release 9. Although Viewer cannot write projects or save edited data back out to the original data sources, Viewer provides phenomenal capability to view and to analyze almost all possible different types of data in tables, vector geometry, raster data, drawings, maps and images from thousands of different sources. Viewer includes full SQL as well, with hundreds of spatial and other analytic functions.
Viewer can also create and write spatial indices for entire folders full of LiDAR files, save connections to favorite files and data sources, and even edit and save localization files to translate Manifold into new languages.
Manifold Viewer delivers a truly useful, fully CPU-parallel and GPU-parallel Manifold tool that gives you parallel power and endless Manifold capabilities at zero cost. No need to register, no adware, no requests for donations and no selling: use Viewer however you like, including commercial purposes. You can even redistribute Viewer, all for free.
Viewer is a great way to share the amazing projects you create in Manifold for free. Publish multi-hundred GB projects created in Manifold that anybody can pop open in 1/10th second for free using Viewer. Publish projects that include automatic connections to your organization's databases and worldwide webserved data, and include pre-built, sophisticated analytics and dynamic reporting that users can launch with a point and click. Track pandemics, help first responders fight wildfires, or just help your organization do a better job.
Viewer's small download (only 50 MB), instant launch, and clean display - free of convoluted ribbons and endless, confusing buttons - make it perfect for unskilled users. With Viewer a million people can share the dazzling analytics and insights you create with an inexpensive Manifold license, all at fully parallel speed with no need to pay for costly, cloud-based, web processing. Like Manifold, Viewer never crashes, no matter how big or complicated the job.See Viewer in action Watch the Manifold Viewer Introduction YouTube video.
"Mfd 9 is becoming a really good tool for sharing data with non-GIS folks. Clean interface makes it easy to teach others simple tasks. Easy to transfer a project. Easy to install software. Free viewer." - Forum post
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