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Localising Cocoa Apps - Melbourne Cocoaheads August 2012

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If your Localizable.strings file looks like this then you’re probably doing it wrong…

Back in August I presented some best practices for localising your cocoa apps. The presentation centred around my experiences localising my own apps and the realestate.com.au app. I highlighted how using NSLocalizedString properly (or it’s more useful cousin NSLocalizedStringFromTable) can make localisation a lot easier and logical.

Localising Cocoa Apps - Melbourne Cocoaheads August 2012

The first part of the presentation touched on something most people in the audience could relate too… the most notorious misuses of NSLocalizedString that I’ve seen.

I then went onto explain how NSLocalizedString works.

Towards the end I touched on a custom implementation of NSLocalizedString I had been working on aptly named JCLocalizedString that had a compatible interface with NSLocalizedString but would allow switching the active localisation at run time. JCLocalizedString exists on github in it’s early stages.

The presentation slides are up on github and the video is on vimeo. The presentation notes are included with the slides and may be a good reference.

Localising iOS Apps - Jesse Collis from Melbourne Cocoaheads on Vimeo.

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