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RCAlign is a small utility for aligning Windows resource (.RC) files, such as those created by Microsoft Visual Studio. This will mainly be useful if you are localizing documentation for software whose GUI has already been localized, and you have access to the RC files. You can then align the two RC files to create a bilingual glossary to use when translating, in order to ensure consistency.

This utility can also be useful when you are checking the translation of a previously localized GUI.

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 2000, XP

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher

Instructions for Use

RCAlign Window

1. Fill in the file names

Source File: The source RC file
Target File: The target (translated) RC file
Output File: The aligned file

Use the Browse... buttons to select the files using the Open/Save file dialog boxes

2. Click Align!

The aligned file is written to the file you specified under "Output File." The file is written in Unicode 16, in the following format:

Source String Target String String ID String Context


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