Announcing StringsUtil, a Strings File Library and Utility April 14, 2022

StringsUtil provides a library for using Apple “.strings” localization files and a utility for managing those files. It is intended as a free, smaller, embeddable, and more flexible alternative to GNU gettext. Key features include:

  • Support for localizing using both Apple “.strings” and GNU gettext “.po” files.
  • Simple C/C++ library with support for embedding localization data in an executable and/or loading localizations from external files.
  • Tools for exporting, importing, and merging localization files.
  • Tool for reporting on the quality of a localization.
  • Tool for scanning C/C++ source files for localization strings.
  • Coming Soon: Tool for doing a first pass machine translation.

I’m providing StringsUtil under the Apache License Version 2.0 with an (optional) exception to allow linking against GPL2/LGPL2 software.

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