Want to Localize Your Flex/AIR Apps? It’s Easy! I’ll Show You How!

If you have an application or a website, and you’re targeting (or want to be targeting) an international audience, then you’re going to have to localize!  What that means is preparing your application for international use by building support for multiple languages.  It may sound like a daunting task, but the Flex framework makes it surprisingly easy.  I’ve written a very simple tutorial on the Adobe Developer Connection Flex Community that walks through a straightforward way of localizing a basic Flex application.

Localization in Flex – Part 1: Compiling resources into an application

Here is the end-product of the tutorial, which you can easily create yourself, or implement within your own existing project!

This tutorial is only part 1 of the series, and illustrates one common way to achieve localization.  There is another different, but common, way, which I’ll illustrate in part 2, and I’ll announce on this blog as well :)

Until next time, happy coding!

Update: I’ve just completed Part 2. Read about it here :)

2 Responses to Want to Localize Your Flex/AIR Apps? It’s Easy! I’ll Show You How!

  1. For people finding it hard to manage their localization files, I would recommend taking a look at “Lupo Manager”. It’s a very simple Air application that helps a lot when it comes to translate Flex applications. It’s not perfect, but it works pretty well and it’s free.

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