Localizing Dialog Boxes

When you translate dialog boxes, you proceed as you would when translating a regular text. However, dialog boxes often also contain hot keys in addition to the text to be translated.


Hotkeys are shortcut keys with which you can directly go to or select menus, menu entries or functions in dialog boxes, (e.g. Alt+F to activate the File menu).

In the Source View, hot keys are displayed by an ampersand (for example, "&Save All") and need to be reproduced identically in the Target Editor in order to ensure that the localized application or file functions correctly.

Once a segment has been translated, Across checks to see whether the hotkeys in the source document have also been assigned in the target document. If a hotkey has been omitted, this will be indicated by a corresponding error message. In addition, Across carries out an automatic comparison with hotkeys that have already been defined. If a hotkey has already been assigned, this will also be indicated by a corresponding error message.