Customise Language

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This option allows you to edit or translate the existing labels or descriptions used in the TurboCASH to suit your specific needs or industry. You may also create or add a new language for a specific country or industry. You may also create or add a new language for a specific country or industry.

The following languages, are available: Afrikaans, Australian, Croatian, English, Español, Français (French), German, Greek, Indonesia, Italian, Netherlands (Dutch), Slovenian, Turkish, Xhôsa, etc.

Language files are prefixed with the Language Code followed by the Country Name (e.g. en-American, en-Australia, en-UK, en-South Africa, etc.).

The language files are stored in the *.dfm file type. The language files are located in the C:\TCASH4\Bin\Languages directory, or other directory, where TurboCASH is installed. The default language for the country you have selected when installing TurboCASH will automatically be displayed when launching TurboCASH for the first time.

If this is not the correct language, you may select any of the available languages. To do this, access the File → Switch Language menu.

As developers join the TurboCASH community, TurboCASH will become available in more languages and country industry specific Sets of Books (Charts of Accounts).

Care must be taken to ensure that existing labels in the master language are not amended. You need to create a new name for the file you wish to edit.

You may at any time switch over to the master (English, Afrikaans or any other available language) in the File → Switch Language menu, and back again to your new customised language file.

If you have created or edited a language file, it is recommended that you need to save a copy of the language file somewhere else on your system, in the event of un-installing TurboCASH and installing new copies of TurboCASH in which your language labels file, is not included in the TurboCASH installation.

Structure of Language Labels

The following series of LabelID's have been reserved for the following:

901000 - Plugins Subscriptions

902000 - Plugins Price Agreements

903000 - Multimedia

906000 - Reportman Reports and Documents

1000000 - Welcome screen

Fixed in TurboCASH 4.2.0.2 Future Translations and Development of Plugins should be assigned to specific blocks.


Create, Edit Language Files

To Create, Edit or Translate Language Labels or Descriptions:

1.Click on the Tools → Customise Language menu.

2.The options are as follows:

a)Language - You may select any of the available languages from the Drop down list. The selected language will be displayed on the list.

b)Create - If you click on the Create button, new language will be displayed in this field. You may then enter the name for your own language.

c)Number - The number of the descriptions that is used by the TurboCASH. (This is the labels record number in the Language.db file.)

d)Message/text - Displays the descriptions of the selected language labels.

e)Default (English) - Displays the original default English. This is the master file, and it is recommended that it should not be amended in any way.

f)Translation (Edit) - You may type in or edit your own translation in this field.

g)Search in - Select to search in the current language or in the English language. You then need to type the word or phrase to search for. You may also further refine your search, to find unchanged words or phrases, to view the unedited labels only.

The number of records matching your search text will be displayed.

You may also click on the Type tab to view the translations of the selected message text (label) in other available languages.

h)Search and Replace - Enter a word or phrase to find. You then need to enter a word or phrase to edit (change the label or message text), and click on the Go button to replace all the words or phrases in the language file.

i)E-mail your language file to us - Once finished creating or editing your language file, click to send the language file to the TurboCASH developers. This will automatically launch your systems default e-mail program and attach your language file in the e-mail message.
All you need to do, is to add your Language name in the Subject field of the e-mail message, and click on the Send button. The developers will then add your language file in the TurboCASH source code.

3.Click on the Types tab to edit the translations of the Descriptions in the Types.db file. Types have also been added in which you could edit / translate or customise the descriptions of the following:

a)Account Types (i.e. General Ledger, Bank, Tax, Debtor and Creditor).

b)Document Types (i.e. Invoice, Credit Notes, Purchases, Supplier Returns, Quotes and Orders) and Adjustments.

c)Statement and Remittance.

d)Groups Names / Descriptions (Setup → System parameters → Groups) (i.e. Account Group 1 / 2, Debtor Group 1 / 2, Creditor Group 1 / 2, Stock Group 1 / 2, Document Group 1 / 2, Payment Type Group, Salesperson Group, Status Group (Projects), Cost Groups 1/ 2 (Cost Centres) and Languages for Stock.

e)Colour Descriptions (Setup → Preferences → Colours) - (i.e. Classic, Brilliant, Pastel, Keywest, NewSA and Windows Default)

f)Paper Types - Pre-printed, Plain A4, Plain Eyeline, Forty and Till Slip).

g)User Report Row Types - (i.e. Account, Blank, Column Line, Group 1, Group 1 Detail, Group 2, Group 2 Detail, Single Line, Text, Budget, Formula, Last Year and This Year).

h)Stock - Stock Item, Comment Serial Number and Financial Entry.

4.Click on the Rest tab to change the Description of Zero account. This is usually the Empty option in Lookups, lists, etc. displaying in TurboCASH.

5.Once finished, click on the Close button.

It is strongly recommended that the label, which is edited or entered, is not longer than the “Default English” labels length. If your label is too long, it may cause some options in the program not to function or display properly. Do not use the Delete button to remove any of the existing edited labels.

E-Mail Message File to be included in the next release

To E-mail your Language file to us

1.Enter your E-mail address and Name on the Customize Language screen.

2.Click on the Email your language file to us button. Your system's default email program will be launched.

3.Check that it is the correct Language file. You may need to enter any content in the message field, if necessary.

4.Click on the Send button of your E-Mail program.

Edit Language Files Externally

You may export the Language file and edit it in a spreadsheet. Tab Delimited Export and Import

When saving the edited file in OpenOffice, select the options save as text and set txt delimiter to empty.

Once the file is saved, you may click on the Import From Tab button to import the edited text.


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