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Thursday, August 16, 2012

I am currently working on some iOS app in need of localization, and the lack of support from XCode is simply blinding.

To be more precise, the support offered is more damaging and backfiring on the programmer than being actually of any help.

I wrote a small falcon script that substitutes the ominous "genstrings" tool in generating a Localizable.strings file, which takes care of recycling previously translated strings, merging new strings found in the development files and eventually purging old unused strings.

It's a simple little toy you can download it here.

(And yes, it works with the currently available Falcon packages for mac OSX).

EDIT: I have also come out with some interesting "best practice" advises that I might share on the blog in a few hours.