The Languages page defines the languages into which your installer will be localized. The page contains a list of all the languages that you have defined for the installer.
Note: Merely adding a language to this page does not always localize your installer in that language. Which of the available languages are used for localization depends on the package options on the Project overview page.
- If a package's language selection is set to Install for all languages, then any new language you add will be automatically included in the installer.
- If a package's language selection is set to Install for these languages only (followed by a list of languages), then you must update the package's languages separately on the Project overview page.
Adding languages to your project
The easiest way of adding languages to your project is when you first create it; the New Project wizard Project languages page allows you to specify the desired languages.
If you want to add further languages to an existing project, you can use one of the following methods:
- Right-click in the list of languages and choose New Language...
- Right-click in the list of languages and choose Import Translations... (recommended)
Method (a) is used if you want to add a new language from scratch; it does not add any translations to the project. You will have to provide your own translations for each localized attribute (marked with a *; see Attribute panes for more information), in particular for dialog boxes and messages. The topic Creating a new translation file explains how to do so and how to save the resulting translations for subsequent projects.
Method (b) is used if you want to add a language for which there are pre-existing translations. In this case, the Import Translations From dialog box appears that allows you to select the desired language.