deerchao


If Word 2007 would upload pictures for Community Server, I'll not be asking this. But since it don't, So, my only choice is WLW.
How can I translate it's UI into Chinese
Thanks.




Re: How do I localize or translate Windows Live Writer?

Joe Cheng


There's no way for you to localize Writer--you'll have to wait for us to do it. The good news for you is that we have to support localized versions for major markets before any non-Beta release, so this is definitely coming!




Re: How do I localize or translate Windows Live Writer?

deerchao

Thanks for your reply.
What I need is right now I have something that works, and in Chinese.
So why not open source WLW Since I think it will be free of charge, will it

And, how long would it be before you release Chinese version Days, weeks, or months






Re: How do I localize or translate Windows Live Writer?

OmegaMan

Traditionally beta software released by Microsoft is always free because they need the input from the user community to flesh out issues before it goes out the door. So seeing a free beta does not imply a free product upon release.

As to Open Source, Microsoft has a few Open Source project primarily found in CodePlex, but this is not one of them. They have put a lot of time and developer effort into this product to support their Windows Live initiative and trusting a user community in Open Source is an avenue, but it is notoriously slow and inconsistent and your post suggest that even MS is not going fast enough.





Re: How do I localize or translate Windows Live Writer?

deerchao

Thanks for you reply that provided this infomation: WLW may be not free.


Open source means deliver responsibilities to everyone who need it, so no one could blame a OSS "slow", because you could speed it up with your effort. If you take all responsibities yourself, you have no excuse when somebody thinks you've not fast enough. In this case, even if I want to help - and that's true, because I need it, I can't. What I can do is to complain.






Re: How do I localize or translate Windows Live Writer?

Joe Cheng

We currently have no plans to charge for Windows Live Writer, but also no plans for releasing the source code under any kind of license, open source or not.

That said, I can assure you that the official localized versions are coming faster than you could do it by yourself.





Re: How do I localize or translate Windows Live Writer?

deerchao

Thanks, that sounds great.





Re: How do I localize or translate Windows Live Writer?

deerchao

So, do you think I can't finish localizing it in two weeks






Re: How do I localize or translate Windows Live Writer?

Joe Cheng

You couldn't make it localizable in two weeks--it's not the actual localizing that's the problem.



Re: How do I localize or translate Windows Live Writer?

deerchao

Thanks, that's pretty a cool explanation for me.

I'll write my own tool to fulfil my needs, it will be dirty but quick, maybe costs only one week.

By the way, would you please tell me how to write an unlocalizable application with .net nowadays I'm sure you guys are smarter than I am because you did something I havn't even imagined.





Re: How do I localize or translate Windows Live Writer?

OmegaMan

deerchao wrote:
Thanks, that's pretty a cool explanation for me.

I'll write my own tool to fulfil my needs, it will be dirty but quick, maybe costs only one week.

By the way, would you please tell me how to write an unlocalizable application with .net nowadays I'm sure you guys are smarter than I am because you did something I havn't even imagined.


This question is out of the scope of WLW. Post your question to the appropriate forum VB/C#/Winform general forum to get an answer.





Re: How do I localize or translate Windows Live Writer?

Joe Cheng

If you really want to know, e-mail me at joecheng *AT* microsoft *DOT* com and I'll explain.