Help wanted : Translation Guide

Creating a translated version of the update pack? Talk about it here.
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Help wanted : Translation Guide

Post by RyanVM » Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:51 pm

Hey guys, one of the biggest requests on this forum as you're all well aware of is a well-written guide for how to make a translated version of the update packs. I really don't have the time to do this, so I'm turning it over to you guys. Would any of you have the time/motivation to write a well-documented (including screenshots) guide describing how to translate a pack?

If one of you wants to do it, you can write it in Word or something and send it to me, and then I'll edit it and put it on my website (with credit going to you of course).

Thanks :)

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Post by ViVa » Sat Jan 29, 2005 6:40 pm

Care to explain to me in 5 lines how? I find it out myself in detail then and write a guide.

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Post by RyanVM » Sat Jan 29, 2005 6:48 pm

Basic gist is that you need to figure out which files are language dependent and which ones aren't.
Next, replace the files which are language dependent with the localized one for your language, along with their cat files.
Next, change the relevent file build information in the INF with the information from those files (it's easiest to get that information by installing the actual fix in VirtualPC and checking the registry entries it creates).
Finally, TEST IT to make sure that the files install properly and that Windows File Protection picks up the files correctly.
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Post by MEULC » Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:54 am

Ryan,

I'm trying to make a translated pack.
I started with only the critical updates on Windows Update, New shockwave flash version, New Windows Update version, and HigmatCD.

These are already working fine, but I also want to add MP10.
I followed this manual:

- Obtain lastest WMP10
- Extract it somewhere
- Delete all .inf files inside (15 of them)
- Delete control.xml
- Delete all Synpl**.wpl (12 of them)
- Delete eula.txt
- Delete wmp10.chm, wmperr10.chm
- Delete msnlogo.png, msnsmall.png
- Compress all files en move *.cat to svcpack and add antries

Now my first question is: Is this method Windows File Protected?
And my second question is: How do you stay up-to-date with all those hotfixes coming out... Is there a site or something?

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Post by RyanVM » Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:32 am

To get those files protected by WFP, you'll need to install the WMP10 CAT files from svcpack.inf. You can use the svcpack.inf that comes with my pack to get the general idea.

To find the hotfixes, myself and a few others pretty much just watch the MS KB for new articles as they come up. I personally have list of a few generic keywords that I search with every few days looking for new articles. I'm not sure how Ron Liang finds all the ones he does, though. One thing that's annoyed me is that it seems the KB search limits the results to 100 and there's no way to increase it (Ron or someone else, correct me if I'm wrong).

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Post by Acheron » Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:33 pm

Ryan, why not just wait for Microsoft to release SP3 :P

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Post by RyanVM » Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:47 pm

Well what fun would that be? :rolleyes:



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Post by Acheron » Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:04 pm

I would like to help developing a translation guide. I will release some code snappets in the next few months :D
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Post by MrNxDmX » Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:22 pm

Hey guys, who wants to make a guide for translators???

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Post by Acheron » Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:04 pm

I have updated the Wiki with batchfiles I use to quickly decompress RyanVm's pack and recompress it after modifications

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Post by MrNxDmX » Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:27 am

hp38guser wrote:I have updated the Wiki with batchfiles I use to quickly decompress RyanVm's pack and recompress it after modifications
yep, nice guide, good job :wink:

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Post by sev7en » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:59 pm

Hi Ryan,
I would like to give you support about the Italian language file. Can I do that?

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Post by goldrogers » Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:28 pm

I'm a newbie trying to create a translated update pack for Korean. I've downloaded most of the KB hotfixes/updates from the 2.1.0 list, but 7 were only available in English (I'm assuming the English version is common to all language versions of XP, and that otherwise MS would've put up a link to a translated version) and 14 of them were not available via the MS site. Is there a way to get these files from MS without having to contact customer support via phone (I'd rather not pay the fees associated with doing so)?

I'm also a bit unsure as to how to integrate things like gdi detection tool, windows script 5.6, highmat cd burning, wmp 10, etc. I have to figure this out to be able to recreate the packs 100%.

Also, I'm not sure if there would even be a demand for a Korean language version of the post SP2 update pack. I guess I could still just think of doing this as a learning experience.

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Post by ricktendo64 » Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:38 pm

Hotfix Share Download by Xable http://hotfix.xable.net/ and Windows Updates Downloader

also Frequently Asked Questions
Can you send me the KBxxxxxx hotfix?
No. If you want a specific hotfix, you'll have to request it directly from Microsoft, following the directions given in the KB article. Don't waste your time asking me to send it to you. I delete all requests without reply.

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Translating to Spanish

Post by comegalletas » Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:38 pm

Hey Yumeyao did you change any of this strings in the RVMUpPck.inf ???

[Strings]
NAME="RyanVM Update Pack"
VERSION="Version 2.1.5a"
ACTIVEXCOMP="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility"
CRYPTPROV="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\Defaults\Provider\Microsoft Base Smart Card Crypto Provider"
DDST="Dynamic DST"
FEATURECONTROL="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl"
FIREWALLPOLICY="SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy"
FLASHVERSION="9.0.28.0"
FLASHGUID="{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}"
HFREGPATH="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\HotFix"
IEEXTENSIONS="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions"
KBD="SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layouts"
NETSETTINGS="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings"
NLS="SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls"
RUNONCE="Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce"
SECDRV="SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_SECDRV"
SECUPDATE="Security Update for Windows XP"
SMARTCARDS="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\Calais\SmartCards"
SP3UPDATES="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP\SP3"
TZ="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Time Zones"
UPDATE="Update for Windows XP"
UPDATES="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates"
WMPFOLDER="Windows Media Player"
WMPSECUPDATE="Security Update for Windows Media Player"
WMP64UPDATES="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows Media Player 6.4\SP0"
WMP9UPDATES="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows Media Player\SP0"
WSCRIPTGUID="{4f645220-306d-11d2-995d-00c04f98bbc9}"
WSHSETTINGS="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings"
XML2="MSXML 2\SP6"
XML4="MSXML 4\SP2"
XML6="MSXML 6\SP0"

And Do anyone know about a program that scans BuildCheckSums of a file ? I need it for the entries in RVMUpPck.inf


!!!!!! Thanx a Lot !!!!!
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Post by yumeyao » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:31 am

http://hotfix.xable.net/download/index. ... dows%20XP/
go to this site, some hotfixes are availible here.

for other files, please check them on M$ download, some of them are availiable(just you haven't installed them or downloaded them). the rest files, some you can use the English one, if it doesn't contain language resources(eg. a driver or a core dll).

and if no way works, you'll have to remove it.
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Post by comegalletas » Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:11 pm

I just Changed my post above.. plz read it, its about the strings into RVMUpPck.inf and also help to find a program that can read checksums properly ( Already tried EF CheckSum Manager, but dont give me the proper info )
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Post by yumeyao » Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:56 pm

look up checksums in your registry.

WMPSECUPDATE="Security Update for Windows Media Player"
SECUPDATE="Security Update for Windows XP"
UPDATE="Update for Windows XP"
these three are needed.
well, a [strings] section will have strings that frequently appear. and in body sections(like registry, file copy, etc.), you use %STRINGNAME% to infer a long string this STRINGNAME stands for. and [string] section is what you define these things.

for the rest, you don't have to change them.
but if your windows folder is not called "windows", your WMP folder is not called
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Post by comegalletas » Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:32 pm

The issue is that checksums dont appear into my registry for some files, for a strange reason. Thats why I was searching for a tool to see them..

One good Example is KB899271 All the keys into the windoze registry are empty.
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Post by yumeyao » Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:09 am

try PE Explorer.
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