Localization system in Ryzom


There are mainly two distinct parts in localization for Ryzom. The first part (and the easiest) concerns the static localization on the client side (eg interface names, error messages). The second part is for dynamically generated text from servers.


As you can see in the diagram, there are four kind of file that makes the localization system to work. Each of this file must come in each localized language. In bold, you can see that each file contains the language code in its name.

File formats are discussed below.


Language code

Language in Ryzom are identified by there language code as defined in ISO 639-1 plus a country code defined in ISO 3166 if necessary.


ISO 639-1 is a two character language code (e.g. ‘en’, ‘fr’). This is enough for most of the language we want to support.

But there is some exception, like Chinese written language.

Chinese can be written in two forms: traditional or simplified. Nonetheless, there is only one language code for Chinese: ‘hz’.

So, we must append a country code to indicate witch form of written Chinese we discuss. The language code for simplified Chinese become ‘hz-CN’ (i.e. Chinese language, Chinese country), and for traditional Chinese, it is ‘hz’ only because all other Chinese speaking country (Taiwan, Hong Kong, ? ) use the traditional Chinese.

Identifier definition

Translated strings are associated to identifier. Identifiers are textual string that must follow the C identifier constraint with a little difference.

A C identifier must consist only of the following caracteres: ‘A-Z’, ‘a-z’, ‘0-9’, ‘@‘ and ‘_’. Real C identifier can’t start with a number, string identifier can.


Some good identifier:








Some bad identifier:


This is a bad identifier


File formats

There are three different translation file formats. But only two need to be learned ;-)

Format 1

This format is used for client side static text and for server side clause text.

The file is a list of identifiant to string association (also called value string). Identifiant must conform to C identifier constraint and value string is delimited by ‘[‘ and ‘]’.

Text layout is free; you can jump line and indent as you want.


identifiant1 [textual value]

identifiant2 [other textual value]


This file can contain C style comments.


// This is a single line comment. Continue until end of line

identifiant1 [textual value]

/* This is

a multiline

comment */

identifiant2 /* multiline comment here ! */ [other textual value]


Textual value can be formated for readability. New line and tab are removed in the final string value.


identifiant1 [textual



new line

and tab formating only for readability]

identifiant2 [other textual value]


If you need to specify new lines or tabulations in the value string, you must use C style escape sequence ‘\t’ for tab and ‘\n’ for new line. To write a ‘\’ in the string value, double the backslash: ‘\\’. To write a ‘]’ int the string, escape it with a backslash: ‘\]’.


identifiant1 [tabulation: \tThis text is tabbed]

identifiant2 [New line \nText on next line]

identifiant3 [Backslash: \\]

identifiant4 [a closing square bracket: \] ]


You can split the original file in multiple small file, more easy to maintain and work with.

This feature is achieved by using a C like preprocessor command “#include”.


#include "path/filename.txt"


You can have any number of include command. Included files can also contains include commands.

The path can be either an absolute path or a path relative to the location of the master file.

Format 2

This format is used for phrases translation files.

This format is a pretty complex grammar that will be described in a near LALR syntax:


identifiant : [A-Za-z0-9_@]+


phrase : identifiant ‘(‘ parameterList ‘)’





parameterList : parameterList ‘,’ parameterDesc

| parameterDesc


parameterDesc : parameterType parameterName


parameterName : identifiant


parameterType : ‘item’

| ‘place’

| ‘creature’

| ‘skill’

| ‘role’

| ‘ecosystem’

| ‘race’

| ‘brick’

| ‘tribe’

| ‘guild’

| ‘player’

| ‘int’

| ‘bot’

| ‘time’

| ‘money’

| ‘compass’

| ‘dyn_string_id’

| ‘string_id’

| ‘self’

| ‘creature_model’

| ‘entity’

| ‘bot_name’

| ‘bodypart’

| ‘score’

| ‘sphrase’

| ‘characteristic’

| ‘damage_type’

| ‘literal’


clauseList : clauseList clause

| clause


clause : conditionList identifiant textValue

| identifiant textValue

| conditionList identifiant

| identifiant

| textValue


conditionList : conditionList condition

| condition


condition : ‘(‘ testList ‘)’


testList : testList ‘&’ test

| test


test : operand1 operator reference


operand1 : parameterName

| parameterName’.’propertyName


propertyName : identifiant


operator : ‘=’

| ‘!=’

| ‘<’

| ‘<=’

| ‘>’

| ‘<=’


reference : identifiant


textValue : ‘[‘ .* ‘]’


As in format 1, you can include C style comment in the text and indent freely and use the include command.

Format 3: Spreadsheet unicode export


This format is the result of a Unicode text export from Spreadsheet.

Encoding should be unicode 16 bits. Columns are tab separated and rows are new line separated.

You should not write this file by hand, but only edit it with Spreadsheet.

The first row must contain the columns names.


Info columns

If a column name start with a ‘*’, then all the column is ignored.

This is useful to add information column that can help translation.


Delete character

It is possible to insert a ‘delete’ command in the field: ‘\d’. This is useful for article translation.

Example: you have a string with the following replacement (in French):


    "Rapporte moi $item.da$ $item.name$"


And the item words file contains the following:


    item name da

    marteau marteau le

    echelle échelle l’


If the item is ‘marteau’, no problem, the replacement gives:


    "Rapporte moi le marteau"


But for the ‘echelle’, there is a supplementary space in the result:


    "Rapporte moi l’ échelle"


To remove this supplementary space, you can add a ‘delete’ marker in the article definition:


    item name da

    marteau marteau le

    echelle échelle l’\d


This will give a correct resulting string:


    "Rapporte moi l’échelle"


Working with translation files, translator point of view

Client side “*.uxt” files

This file contains all static text available directly to the client. The text must conforms to format 1 described above.

There is an additional constraint: you MUST provide as a first entry the language name, as spelled in the language (eg ‘English’ for English, ‘Français’ for French).

For example, the file en.uxt must begin with:


languageName [English]

Server side files

Server side translation is a bit more complex.

We will learn how to write server side translation in four steps (guess what: from simple to complex problem!).


Step 1: A simple string:

For this, you only need the phrase file.

Let’s say we want a string saying “hello world!” identified by HelloWorld.

Create a phrase entry in phrase_en.txt:


HelloWorld ()


[Hello world!]



That’s it! No more.

Of course, you must also provide the same phrase in all the supported language, for example, in phrase_fr.txt:


HelloWorld ()


[Bonjour le monde!]



Note that only the text value has changed. The phrase identifier MUST remain the same in all the translations files.


Step 2: Indirection to clause_<lang>.txt

In step 4, we will see that the phrase file will become very complex. Thus, this file is not well fitted for giving it to a professional translator with no skill in complex grammar file. More, the complexity of the file can hide the work to do for translation.

So, you can split phrase grammar in phrase file and text value in clause file.


To do this, you must assign a unique identifier to each text value.

Let’s rebuild the previous example with indirection.

In phrase_en.txt, create the phrase entry like this:


HelloWorld ()





We just have put an identifier in the phrase block. This means that the phrase refers to a string identified as “Hello” in the clause file.

Now, we can create the text value in clause_en.txt:


Hello [Hello world!]


As in the first step, you must do this task for each language.


TIPS: in order to facilitate translation work, it is possible to specify the string identifier AND the string value. This can be helpful for automatic building of translation file from the original one.



HelloWorld ()


Hello [Bonjour le monde!]



In such case, the translation system always look first in the clause file and fallback to string value in the phrase file only if the string is not found in the clause file.

The other advantage is that the person who wrote the phrase file can give a simplistic version of the string that a professional translator will improve.


Step 3: Using parameters - basics

Here we are entering in the complex stuff!

Each phrase can receive a list of parameter.

Those parameters can be of different types:


Each parameter is given a name (or identifier) when declared. We will call it paramName.


Each type of parameter CAN be associated with a ‘word’ file. This file is an excel sheet (in unicode text export form) that contain translations for the parameter: its name, undefined or defined article (e.g. ‘a’, ‘the’, etc), plural name and article and any useful property or grammar element needed for translation.

The first column is very important because it associate a row of data with a particular parameter value.


Let’s begin with an example: we want to build a dynamic phrase with a variable creature race name.

First, we must build an excel sheet to define the words for creature type. This will be saved as race_words_<lang>.txt in unicode text export from excel. As always, you must provide a version of this file for each language.

NB: The first column MUST always be the association field and you should have a ‘name’ column as it’s the default replacement for parameter. Any other column is optional and can vary from language to language to accommodate any specific grammar constraint.

This is an example race_words_en.txt:


race name ia da p pia pda

kitifly Kitifly a the Kitiflys the

varynx Varynx a the Varynx the



As stated in the note above, the first column give the race identifier as defined in the game dev sheets. The second column is the ‘highly advisable’ column for the name of the race. The ‘p’ column if the plural name. ‘ia’, ‘da’ stand for indefined article and defined article.


Next, we must create a phrase with a creature parameter in phrase_<lang>.txt:


KILL_A_CREATURE (race crea)



As you can see, after the phrase identifier KILL_THIS_CREATURE we have the parameter list between the braket. We declare a parameter of type race named crea. Note that you choose freely your parameter name but each parameter must have a unique name (at least for one phrase).


Now, we can build the string value. To insert parameter into the string, we must specify replacement point by using the ‘$’ sign (eg $crea$) directly into the string value:


KILL_A_CREATURE (race crea)


[Would you please kill a $crea$ for me ?]



As you can see, it’s not too complex. $crea$ will be replaced with the content of the field from the words file in the ‘name’ column and at the row corresponding to the race identifier.


▪ It is possible to recall any of the words file columns in the value string. We can for example dynamize the undefined article:


KILL_A_CREATURE (race crea)


[Would you please kill $crea.ia$ $crea$ for me ?]



▪ Some parameter type have special replacement rules: int are replaced with their text representation, time are converted to ryzom time readable format, as well as money.


Last but not least, the identifier and indirection rules see in step 1 and 2 are still valid.


Step 4: Using parameters: conditional clause

It’s time now to unveil the conditional clause system.


Let’s say that the identifier and string value we put in a phrase in the previous step is a clause. And let’s say that a phrase can contains more than one clause that can be chosen by the translation engine on the fly depending on the parameter value. This is the conditional clause system.


Let’s start a first example. As in step 3, we want to kill creature, but this time, we add a variable number of creature to kill, from 0 to n.

What we need is conditions to select between three clause: no creature to kill, one creature to kill and more than one.


First, let’s write the phrase, its parameters and the three clauses:


KILL_A_CREATURE (race crea, int count)


// no creature to kill

[There is no creature to kill today.]

// 1 creature to kill

    [Would you please kill a $crea$ for me ?]

// more than one

[Would you please kill $count$ $crea$ for me ?]



We have written down three version of the text with very different meaning and gramatical structure.

Now, add the conditions. Conditions are placed before the identifier and/or string value and are marked with bracket.


KILL_A_CREATURE (race crea, int count)


// no creature to kill

(count = 0) [There is no creature to kill today.]

// 1 creature to kill

(count = 1) [Would you please kill a $crea$ for me ?]

// more than one

(count > 1) [Would you please kill $count$ $crea$ for me ?]



Easy! no?


Now, a more complex case: we want the phrase to speak differently to male or female player. This is the occasion to introduce the self parameter. Self parameter if a ‘hidden’ parameter that is always available and that represent the addressee of the phrase.

Self parameter support name and gender property. You can provide a self_words_<lang>.txt file to handle special case (admin player with a translatable name for example).

Let’s rewrite the killing creature request with player gender aware style:


KILL_A_CREATURE (race crea, int count)


// -- Male player

// no creature to kill, male player

(count = 0 & self.gender = Male)

[Hi man, there is no creature to kill today .]

// 1 creature to kill, male player

(count = 1 & self.gender = Male)

[Hi man, would you please kill a $crea$ for me ?]

// more than one, male player

(count > 1 & self.gender = Male)

[Hi man, Would you please kill $count$ $crea$ for me ?]


// -- Female player

// no creature to kill, male player

(count = 0 & self.gender = Female)

[Hi girl, There is no creature to kill today.]

// 1 creature to kill, male player

(count = 1 & self.gender = Female)

[Hi girl, Would you please kill a $crea$ for me ?]

// more than one, male player

(count > 1 & self.gender = Female)

[Hi girl, Would you please kill $count$ $crea$ for me ?]



We have six clauses now. Three case on number of creature multiplied by two cases on the gender of the player.

As you can see, conditional test can be combined with a ‘&’ character. This means that all the tests must be valid to select the clause.


You can use any parameter as left operand for the test. You can also specify a parameter property (coming from words file) as operand.

On the other hand, right test operand must be constant value (either textual or numerical value).

Available operators are =, !=, <, <=, >, >=.


In some case, you could need to make OR’ed test combination. This is possible by simply specifiying multiple condition list before a clause:


FOO_PHRASE (int c1, int c2)


(c1 = 0 & c2 = 10)

(c1 = 10 & c2 = 0)

[This clause is selected if :

c1 equal zero and c2 equal ten


c1 equal ten and c2 equal zero]



▪ Detailed clause selection rules:

Harcoded parameters properties reference

Here you file find an exhaustive list of harcoded parameters properties.

These properties are always available even if no words files are provided.

Futhermore, the harcoded property can’t be substituted by a word file specifying a column of the same name.










name : model name of the creature

gender : gender of the creature from the model














name : name of the player

gender : gender of the player in the mirror


career : the career of the bot

role : the role of the bot as defined in creature.basics.chatProfile

name : name of the creature

gender : gender of the creature from the model










Only != and == test available. Mainly to compare parameter with 0.


Only != and == test available. Mainly to compare parameter with 0


name : name of the player

gender : gender of the player in the mirror


NB : use the creature_words translation file !


== 0, != 0: test if the entity is Unknown or not.

name : name of the creature or name of the player.

gender : gender of the creature from the model or gender of the player (from the player info).














Translation workflow

In the following translation workflow, we consider that the reference language is English.


There is a series of tools and bat file to help in getting translation in sync. Here is a step by step description of how to work on translation file, what tool to use and when.


Only addition to existing translation file is supported by the translation tools. If you need to modify or remove existing translation string or phrase structure, this must be done ‘by hand’ with a maximum of attention to all the languages versions.

In most case, it is better to create a new translation entry instead of dealing with a modification in all the translations files and it’s almost safe to leave old unused string in the files.

At least, you should NEVER make modification when there are pendings diff file.


It is highly advisable to strictly respect the described workflow in order to avoid translation problems, missing strings and other weird problems that can arise from working with many language version of a set of file.


Translation work is done in cooperation between the publisher who is doing the ‘technical’ part of the task and a profesionnal translator contractor who only translate simple string into a very high quality and rich string with respect to the context.


The tools that generate diff file for translation keep the comments from the reference version. This can be helpful to give additionnal information to the translator about the context of the text.

Moreover, for phrase files, the diff file automaticaly include comments that describe the parameter list.

Translation repository structure

All files to translate are stored in a well defined directory structure called ‘the translation repository’. All translation work is done in this repository.

Tools are provided to install the translated file in the client and server repository after a translation cycle is done.


translation/ Root directory for translation repository


languages.txt A simple text file that contains all the language code (ISO 639-2) that we are working on (eg : en, fr, etc…).


work/ This is the starting point for addition of new content. This directory contains any files that can be edited for addition.


diff/ Contains all diff files generated by tools. This is where most of the work is done. After the merge operation is applied to integrate translated diff into translated file, the diff file are moved to the history directory.

When diff files are generated, they are prefixed with a version number automaticaly computed from the current Unix time. This permits to generate new diff file without waiting for diff translation to be done. More, when you generate new diff file with existing none merged diff, new diff only contains the new difference (is it clear or what? ).


history/ Contains all the diff files that have been translated and merged. This is for backup and security reason.


translated/ Contains all translated file. The content of this directory is installed into client and server repository when translation cycle is done. You should never change anything by hand in this directory unless you now exactly what you are doing.

Client side static string


Initial task:





After the initial task is done, the workflow enters the in incremental mode.


Incremental task:




Server side dynamic string

Initial task:





After the initial task is done, the workflow enters the in incremental mode.


Incremental task:




Server side words files

NB: ‘words’ has nothing to do with the microsoft program Word!


Words files are always updated by hands because they are rarely updated by the publisher (and generaly, this will be for big update). Moreover, when new phrase are translated, it can be necessary to create and fill new column in one of the words file to accommodate the translation.


So, there is only a workflow but no tools.


Initial task:





After this initial task, there is two possible events:


New column(s) needed:




New sheets content:





Installing the translated files

After a cycle of translation is terminated, you must install the translated files into the client and servers directory strucure.


This is done via the command intall_translation.bat.

The <lang>.uxt file are copied into the client strucure in Ryzom/gamedev/language.

All the other files are copied in Ryzom/data_shard.


To apply client side translation, Publisher needs to make a patch.

To apply server side translation, just enter the command ‘reload’ on the InputOutputService.

Working with translation files: programmer view

As a NeL/Ryzom programmer, you can use the translation system with a very few calls.

Accessing client static strings

To obtain a unicode string from a string identifier, you use the NLMISC::CI18N class.


First of all, you must ensure that the translation file *.uxt are available in the search path.

Then, you can load a language string set by calling NLMISC::CI18N::load(languageCode).

The parameter languageCode is the language code as defined in chapter 2 “Language code”.

After that, call the method NLMISC::CI18N::get(identifier) to obtain the unicode string associated to identifier.

Dynamic strings

Dynamic string requires a bit more work and a complete shard infrastructure.


Dynamic string management involves a requesting service (RQS), the InputOutputService (IOS), the FrontEnd (FE), the ryzom client plus the basic services to run the other (naming, tick, mirror).


RQS is a service that wants to send a dynamic string to the client.

RQS also send the dynamic string identifier to the client by using the database or any other way.

The proxy is a small piece of code that builds and sends the PHRASE message to IOS service.

IOS make the big task of parsing parameter, selecting the good clause and building the resulting string then sending a minimum amount of data to the client.

The client receives the phrase and requests any missing string element to the IOS.


Building parameter list and sending the string

To access the proxy function, you need to include game_share/string_manager_sender.h and link with game_share.lib.


You first need to build the parameters list. This is done by filling a vector of STRING_MANAGER::TParam struture. For each parameter, you must set the Type field then write the appropriate member data.

You MUST exactly respect the phrase parameter definition in the phrase file.


Then, you can call

uint32 STRING_MANAGER::sendStringToClient(

NLMISC::CEntityId destClientId,

const std::string &phraseIdentifier,

const std::vector<STRING_MANAGER::TParam> parameters)

destClientId is the entity id of the destination client, phraseIdentifier is the indentifier like writen in the phrase file, parameters is the vector of parameter you have build before.

This function returns the dynamic ID that is assigned to this phrase.


Example : sending the ‘kill a creature’ phrase (see § 5.2, step 4) :


// include the string manager proxy definition

#include “game_share/string_manager_sender.h”


uint32 killCreatureMessage(

EntityId destClient,

GSPEOPLE::EPeople race,

uint32 nbToKill)


std::vector<STRING_MANAGER::TParam> params;



// first, we need the creature race

param.Type = STRING_MANAGER::creature;

param.Enum = race;



// second, the number of creature to kill

param.Type = STRING_MANAGER::integer;

param.Int = nbToKill;



// and now, send the message

uint32 dynId = STRING_MANAGER::sendStringToClient(





return dynId;



Member to fill in TParam depending on the type of parameter:

item: Fill SheetId with the sheet id of the item

place: Fill Identifier string with the place identifier

creature: Fill EId with the creature entity id

skill: Fill Enum with the enum value from SKILLS::ESkills

ecosystem: Fill Enum with the enum value from ECOSYSTEM::EEcosystem

race: Fill Enum with the enum value from GSPEOPLE::EPeople

brick: Fill SheetId with the sheet id of the brick

tribe: not defined yet

guild: not defined yet

player: Fill EId with the player entity id

bot: Fill EId with the bot entity id

integer: Fill Int with the integer value (sint32)

time: Fill Time with the time value (uint32)

money: Fill Money with the money value (uint64)

compass: not defined yet

dyn_string_id: Fill StringId with a dynamic string id

string_id: Fill StringId with a string id

creature_model: Fill SheetId with the sheet id of the creature

entity: Fill EId with the creature,npc or player entity

body_part: Fill Enum with the enum value from BODY::TBodyPart

score: Fill Enum with the enum value from SCORES::TScores

sphrase: Fill SheetId with the sheet id of the phrase

characteristic: Fill Enum with the enum value from CHARACTERISTICS::TCharacteristic

damage_type: Fill Enum with the enum value from DMGTYPE::EDamageType

bot_name: Fill Identifier with the bot name without function.

literal: Fill Literal with the Unicode literal string.


Accessing the dynamic string from the client

On the client side, accessing the dynamic string is pretty easy. You only need to take care of transmission delay in certain case.


Once you get the dynamic string id from anyway (eg database), you just need to pol the getDynString method of STRING_MANAGER::CStringManagerClient.

The method return false until the requested string is incomplete or unknown.

Even when the method return false, it could return a partial text with missing replacement text.

Dynamic strings are dynamicaly stored, and if your code is smart enough, it could release the dynamic string memory when they are no more needed by calling releaseDynString.

In order to be efficient, one can call each frame the getDynString method until it return true, then store away the string and call the releaseDynString.


STRING_MANAGER::CStringManagerClient is based on the singleton pattern so you must call STRING_MANAGER::CStringManagerClient::instance() to get a pointer to the singleton instance.


Here is a simple code sample.


// include the string manager client definition

#include “string_manager_client.h”


using namespace STRING_MANAGER;


/** A method that receive the dynamic string id

* and print the dynamic string in the log.

* Call it each frame until it return true.


bool foo(uint32 dynStringId)


ucstring result;

bool ret;

CStringManagerClient *smc = CStringManagerClient::instance();


ret = smc->getDynamicString(dynStringId, result)


if (!ret)

nlinfo(“Incomplete string : %s”, result.toString().c_str());



nlinfo(“Complete string : %s”, result.toString().c_str());

// release the dynamic string




return ret;


Ryzom text creation guide



There are many place for text in Ryzom, this page will clarify the text identification conventions, the available context for text insertion and contextual text parameters.

1.     Identifier conventions

1.1. Strings identifiers in en.uxt

These identifiers are written lower case with capital at start of each new word.





1.2. Phrases identifiers in phrase_en.txt

These identifiers are written in capitals, words are separated with an underscore.





1.3. Strings (or clauses) identifiers in clause_en.txt

These identifiers are written like strings identifiers in en.uxt.

But, as they are inside a phrase definition, they must contains the name of the phrases as base name. The phrases name is lowered to respect the string identifiers convention.


     In a phrase named A_SIMPLE_LABEL, the identifier should be



Furthermore, when there is more than one clause for a given phrase, the clause identifier must be followed by some tags that give clues to the translator about the meaning of each clause.


            In a phrases named A_SIMPLE_LABEL and that contains two clauses, one for singular, the other for plural, we could have the following two identifiers:





2.     Text contexts

2.1. Chat contexts

Chat context cover any texts that come from an NPC through the chat windows and text bubbles.

2.1.1- Bot says/shout around

There is only one parameter available: the npc entity that say/shout.

Phrase name start with SAY_

Phrase sample:

     SAY_XXX (bot b)


     sayXxx    [Hello there, my name’s $b$, anybody hear me?]


2.1.2- Bot talk to escort leader (a player)

Two parameters: the bot that talk and the player.

Phrase name start with TALK_

Phrase sample:

     TALK_XXX (bot b, player p)


     talkXxx   [Hello $p$, my name’s $b$, I need help !]


2.1.3- Bot says/shout in response to target click

Two parameters: the bot clicked and the player.

Phrase name start with CLICK_

Phrase sample:

     CLICK_XXX (bot b, player p)


     clickXxx  [Hello $p$, my name’s $b$, did you click me ?]



2.2. Interactive context (aka botchat)

Botchat cover any texts that come in the interactive NPC dialog.


2.2.1- Mission related phrases

Static missions

All phrase name related to mission have of root defined by the name of the mission as placed in the world editor mission node.

From this root, there are several extension that must be appended to form the phrase names:

_TITLE                        for mission title

_STEP_X        for step X text (mission step start from 1)

_END              for the mission end text.


Given a mission named                          INSTRUCTOR_MIS_1,

The mission title will be             INSTRUCTOR_MIS_1_TITLE,

Step 1 mission text will be         INSTRUCTOR_MIS_1_STEP_1,

Step 2 mission text will be         INSTRUCTOR_MIS_1_STEP_2,

Mission end text will be             INSTRUCTOR_MIS_1_END



XXXXXXX_TITLE (bot b, player p)

    -b est le bot à qui le joueur parle

    -p est le joueur

XXXXXXX_STEP_X (bot giver, bot current, bot target, bot previous, player p)

    - giver est le donneur de la mission

    - current est le bot à qui le joueur parle

    - target est le bot à aller voir pour la prochaine etape

    - previous est le bot vu à l'étape précédente

    - p est le joueur


XXXXX_END (bot current, bot giver, bot previous, player p)

    - giver est le donneur de la mission

    - current est le bot à qui le joueur parle

    - previous est le bot vu à l'étape précédente

    - p est le joueur



Les paramètres des textes d'étapes du journal dépendent de la nature de l'étape (voir avec Nicolas Brigand).


Pour les textes de progression de mission dans le menu contextuel, il en existe deux :


MISSION_STEP_GIVE_ITEM_CONTEXT (bot giver, bot previous, item i)

MISSION_STEP_TALK_CONTEXT (bot giver, bot previous)


Le premier est le texte standard, le second est affiché quand on doit donner quelque chose au bot.



2.2.2- Additional context menu entry

It is possible to add simple ‘informational’ entry in the bot contextual menu. This item is composed of two phrases: the menu entry display name and the text content displayed after clicking the menu entry.

Two parameters: the bot supporting the context menu and the player.

Phrase name start with BC_MENU_ for menu entry and BC_MENUTEXT_


2.3.   System message (e.g. combat info)

Parameters are phrases dependent, but there are some well defined phrases types:







3. To translate ring (Hack)

Set this lines in languages.txt:

!!! Don't forget to revert file before use translation tools for client !!!

h2. Batch Tools

h3. Phrases Tools

* Launch *1_make_phrase_diff* : Server side dynamic string / Initial & Incremental / Publisher => This will create diff files for each language in the diff directory.
* Translate all strings in "diff" directory files and remove the last line (// DIFF NOT TRANSLATED) when done
* Launch *11_clean_phrase_diff* to remove comments
* Launch *2_merge_phrase_diff* : Server side dynamic string / Initial & Incremental / Publisher => This will create all the phrase_<lang>.txt in the translated directory from the translated diff then move diff files to history directory.



h3. Clauses Tools

* Launch *3_make_clause_diff* : Server side dynamic string / Initial & Incremental / Publisher => This create clause diff file in the diff directory for all language.
* Translate all strings in "diff" directory files and remove the last line (// DIFF NOT TRANSLATED) when done
* Launch *31_clean_clause_diff* to remove comments
* Launch *4_merge_clause_diff* : Server side dynamic string / Initial & Incremental / Publisher => This will create the clause_<lang>.txt files for each language in the translated directory and move the diff in the history directory.

h3. Words Tools

* Launch *5_make_words_diff* to create all *_words_<language>.txt diff files in diff directory for all languages.
* Translate all strings in "diff" directory files and remove the last line (// DIFF NOT TRANSLATED) when done
* Launch *6_merge_words_diff* to update *.txt files in translated directory.

h3. String Tools

* Launch *A_make_string_diff* : Client side static string / Initial & Incremental / Publisher => This will create diff files for each language in the diff directory
* Translate all strings in "diff" directory files and remove the last line (// DIFF NOT TRANSLATED) when done
* Launch *AA_clean_string_diff* to remove comments
* Launch *B_merge_string_diff* : Client side static string / Initial & Incremental / Publisher / Merge => This will create the <lang>.uxt files for each language in the translated directory and move the diff in the history directory

h3. Bot names Tools



h3. Installation

*7 install_translation* : Installing the translated files / Publisher => install the translated files into the client and servers directory structure.

h3. Other tools


h3. Olds