QtiPlot - Data Analysis and Scientific Plotting


The binary translation files for the available languages are shipped with the binary packages. You can force QtiPlot to load a specific language at startup, using the following syntax from the command line:

qtiplot -l=xx filename

where "xx" is a valid locale. The project filename is optional.

Language Source file (.ts) Binary file (.qm) Author Contact Status/Version
Chinese qtiplot_cn.ts qtiplot_cn.qm Chen Zhang, Calvin Ngei fockez@live.com
Czech qtiplot_cz.ts qtiplot_cz.qm Pavel Fric http://www.fripohled.blogspot.com
French qtiplot_fr.ts qtiplot_fr.qm Rémy Claverie & Jean-Baptiste Butet
German qtiplot_de.ts qtiplot_de.qm Tobias Burnus & Markus Bongard & Daniel Klaer &
Tilman Höner zu Siederdissen & Michael Roemer &
Wolfgang Kilian & Daniel Schury
Greek qtiplot_el.ts qtiplot_el.qm Manolis Stefanis mstefanis@hotmail.com
Italian qtiplot_it.ts qtiplot_it.qm Renato Rivoira
Japanese qtiplot_ja.ts qtiplot_ja.qm Tomomasa Ohkubo incomplete
Portuguese qtiplot_pt.ts qtiplot_pt.qm Fellype incomplete
Romanian qtiplot_ro.ts qtiplot_ro.qm Ion Vasilief
Russian qtiplot_ru.ts qtiplot_ru.qm Mikhail Shevyakov & Vasiliy Astanin & Max Brazhnikov makc@issp.ac.ru
Spanish qtiplot_es.ts qtiplot_es.qm Jose Antonio Lorenzo Fernandez
Swedish qtiplot_sv.ts qtiplot_sv.qm Peter Landgren 0.9.8

Help translating QtiPlot:

Translating QtiPlot is a very simple process. Here are step by step instructions:

  1. Download and unpack the source archive of QtiPlot. Go to the “qtiplot/translations” directory.

  2. As explained above the file name for a language is “qtiplot_XX.ts” where “XX” is the ISO two-letter code for the language in question (“qtiplot_de.ts” for German, “qtiplot_fr.ts” for French and so on). If the file for your language does not exist yet, create it as described below:
    • Edit the file “qtiplot/qtiplot.pro” and add your language file name to the “TRANSLATIONS += ...” list.
    • Open a command window and type: lupdate qtiplot.pro

  3. Make sure you have Qt Linguist installed on your system. On Windows/Mac OS X it will come with the Qt installer. On Linux you just have to install it using your package manager. Start Qt Linguist and open the .ts file corresponding to the language you want to translate QtiPlot to.

  4. The window of the Qt Linguist should look like this:

  5. At the left hand side, there is a list with all string pairs, i.e. source strings and translation strings. You can totally ignore all strings with a gray checkmark, these are texts removed from the application. They are only kept as hints for similar strings. All strings marked with a green checkmark are already finished. Ignore them unless you want to proof read existing translations. So you only have to concern yourself with strings marked by a question mark or an exclamation mark.
    As soon as you select one, the source text and a possible unconfirmed translation will appear on the upper right side. Below that, translation hints are given. All you have to do now is enter the correct translation below “Translation” and press Ctrl+Return. You can use the phrases and guesses below by simply double clicking them. Ctrl+B will copy the source string into the translation field.

  6. Testing your translation:
    • Save the modifications to the .ts file.
    • Open a command window and go to the “qtiplot” directory of the source code.
    • Type: lrelease qtiplot.pro
    • This will generate a “qtiplot_XX.qm” file into the folder “translations”.
    • Launch QtiPlot and select your language in the settings.

  7. When you have finished, just send the .ts file to the QtiPlot developers.