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Chromium translations explained: part 1

January 8, 2011 7 comments

This is the first part of a series of posts about the Chromium translations. This part explains how the upstream translations work, next parts will cover the interaction with Launchpad, the machinery to convert strings back and forth, the merge of all strings per branch, and how it goes back to upstream and benefits the community.

Grit format

Chromium uses a format call Grit, standing forĀ Google Resource and Internationalization Tool. As its name implies, it is a format created by Google, which is used in many internal projects, and some open-sourced projects like Chromium. It started on Windows, and has been extended to Mac and Linux. Read more…

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