Localizing Menus

When you translate menus, you proceed as you would when translating a regular text. However, menus usually also contain hotkeys and information on shortcut keys in addition to the text to be translated.

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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, hotkeys are indicated by an ampersand (&) (e.g., "&Save All"); shortcut keys are represented by the sequence \t (e.g., "&Save All\tCtrl+S") and must be implemented in the same way in the Target Editor in order to ensure the correct function and display of the localized application or file.

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Once a segment has been translated, Across checks to see whether the hotkeys and shortcut keys in the source document have also been assigned in the target document. If a hotkey or shortcut key 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.