Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Unlocalize.com: Translate localized error messages

If you are working on a non-English OS, you probably have seen it: these localized error messages. Very useful for the end user but very annoying for us developers who want to google or bing for this specific problem. And while searching for an English error message gives you thousands of hits, you only get a few when you use the localized error message as the search term.

Last week I got the following tip from a colleague: Unlocalize.com, a very useful website which allows you to translate your localized error messages back to English. It’s even available as a browser plugin for your favorite browser.

A must have for every developer!


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