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Language localization

Multiple languages now available

The Panorama Factory V5 is available in Catalan, Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian-Bokmal (63%*), Polish, Russian, Slovak (81%*), Spanish (98%*), Turkish.  These languages are included with the V5 download.  Online help is supplied in a "bilingual" format showing commands, buttons, etc. in the local language with explanations in English.

* Other translations are 100% complete.
Chinese and Japanese language translations require the x64, m32 or Mac Edition.

To choose a language, select it from the Language tab of the Options dialog box. Additional languages may become available after this user guide is published. If you are interested in creating a string table for your own language, continue reading at the bottom of this web page.



Very special thanks to our friends who have volunteered their time to translate The Panorama Factory.

Català / Catalan by Alfons Civit.

繁體中文 / Chinese (Traditional) by Jiunn-Lin Wu.

Chinese (Simplified) by Gang Xu.

Česky / Czech by Přemysl Lukavský.

Deutsch / German by Matthias Fliegner based on previous versions by Johann Tonsing with thanks to the following individuals for their assistance with preparing and proofreading this translation. In alphabetical order: Frank Olzog, Fritz Seyffert, Gerald Nipp, Konrad Buchauer, and Matthias Fliegner.

Español / Spanish by Dioni de la Morena.  98% complete as of March 3, 2009.

Français / French by tienne Brs based on previous versions by Thibaut Guilpain and reviewed by Jean-Paul Defossez with additional translation and review by Olivier Detry.

Magyar / Hungarian by Gyula Engloner.

Italiano / Italian by Stefano Brini based on previous versions by Fulvio Senore.

日本語 / Japanese by Chris & Mikiko Glick.

Norsk bokml / Norwegian (Bokmal) by Leif Tore Markman. 63% complete as of March 3, 2009.

Nederlands (België) / Dutch by Roland Vandenbussche of Belgium with the help of Eduard Frankes and Jan Koopstra of the Netherlands.

Polski / Polish by Damian Wojtanowski.

Русский / Russian by Yury Dyadyuchenko.

Slovensky / Slovak by SlovakSoft, http://www.slovaksoft.com81% complete as of March 3, 2009.

Trke / Turkish by Murat Eray Korkmaz.


Translating into other languages

The Panorama Factory V5 is designed for language localization.  This means that the user interface will be able to display in your preferred language.

All buttons, menus, messages and other program text can be localized by creating a file containing the translated text for each of the program strings.

If you are interested in creating or helping with the string table for your own local language, please follow these steps:

  1. Please visit the Language localization projects section of The Panorama Factory Forum to see whether there is already a project for your language.  If there is already a project for your language, we would welcome your help.

If there is a forum section for your language, please add a message offering to help with the work.  To post a message in the forum, you will need to create an account for yourself at The Panorama Factory forum.

After you create your account, go to the forum and click the Profile link at the top of the page.  I recommend you select automatic "email notification" so that you will receive an email whenever someone posts to the forum.

  1. If there isn't already a project for your language, we would be happy to start a new project.  Please send a message to so that we can create a new section of The Panorama Factory Forum for your language.

    To start working on your language translation, please read the Language localization instructions. These web pages explain how to create and test your string table.

Thank you for your help in translating The Panorama Factory.  We are excited about being able to offer The Panorama Factory in different languages and it will be wonderful to have your help!


Revised: January 16, 2011

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