Basic App Localization Process

The following process diagram gives you an overview of the most basic app localization process. There are definitely ways around some of the ugly work here (like IBTOOL), but this is at the core of nearly every app localization project.

Basic App Localization Process

Links to related KB articles

Converting strings to NSLocalizedStrings and running GENSTRINGS

Extracting strings from XIB files using IBTOOL

Checking text encodings

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