Teach2000 has an English, a German and a Dutch version.
But it is also possible to make your own translation.
You can find all the text you see in the application, in the text file ml_english.txt (in the installation folder). This file can be modified to make your own translation.
The symbols %s and %d are placeholders for text (%s) and numbers (%d). They can be replaced with line ends as well.
Add a new language
Make a copy of the file ml_english.txt.
Rename it to ml_yourlanguage.txt, where yourlanguage is the language you will make this translation in.
Replace &English with your language in the section [LANGUAGE], eg. '&Spanish'. This text will be shown in the language selection in the preferences dialog.
The '&' symbol is the focus key. The character after it, will be underlined.
Using the focus key, it is possible to navigate with the keyboard (Alt + underlined character).
Try to keep the & characters in line with the ones used in Microsoft Office, as much as possible.
Don't use the same focus key twice on one screen. Doing this, it is not possible to navigate to the second reference.
This applies also to the menu. But in sub menus the focus key can be used again.
Microsoft Office was the example for the text used in Teach2000. Using the same navigation and menu texts will make the user directly feel comfortable with Teach2000.
Translate all the lines in the file.
[DIALOG_HEADERS] the headers of the standard dialog.
[DIALOG_CAPTIONS] the texts of the buttons of a dialog.
[TEXTS] all the texts in the application.
[CAPTIONS] the short texts displayed in the application.
[PRACTISE_HINTS] the hints that will be given to you, when you do a test.
[SCORES] the score in text.
[INTERFACE_LAYOUT] the contents of the input mode combo.
[INTERFACE_QUESTIONTYPE] the contents of the question type combo/advanced input mode.
[LABELS] the contents of the question label combo/advanced input mode.
[TESTTYPE] the contents of the question ask type combo/advanced input mode.
[INTERFACE_PRACTISELIST] the contents of the selection combo/test mode.
[INTERFACE_PRACTISEMODE] the contents of the ask combo/test mode.
[INTERFACE_PRACTISEORDER] the contents of the order combo/test mode.
[INTERFACE_PRACTISEKIND] the contents of the type combo/test mode.
[INTERFACE_PRACTISEREPEATING] the contents of the repetition combo/test mode.
[INTERFACE_PRACTISECHECKTYPE] the contents of the match combo/test mode.
[HINTS] the application hints, visible when you move the mouse over an option. These hints are separated by a pipe, for the short (balloon tip) and the long hint (status bar).
[TIPS_OF_THE_DAY] the tips of the day, grouped by subject.
[INTERFACE_TIP_OF_THE_DAY] the tip of the day options combo/tip of the day.
[LANGUAGES] the available languages in the dictionary/spelling checker.
[HTML_EXPORT] the parameters used for html generation.
Comments in the text are marked with ';'.
If your translation is ready, you can make us happy with it. It may even be included in the next version of Teach2000!
A new version of Teach2000 can include modifications and new items in the translation. These changes are marked with the following comment: