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PLEASE HELP QUICKLY: Delphi Translation Error

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Hello!

I need quick help,

I have a Delphi 7 application that I have translated to German.
I have 3 languages installed on my XP Professional: English, French,
and German.

Now, after compiling the resources, and the application I am able to
run it in german, as long as I run it from the directory where I
developed the program.

If I move (even the full directory) in another part of my hard drive,
it runs in English.

I tryed to default the locale to German. re re re compile ... make
sure .DEU file is in place, nothing works. Please tell me what may be
wrong, as I need to ship the application in 48 hours.

Thank you!

Tud
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It sounds like your program may be hard coded to look for the resource files.  Here is an excellent link on how to include string resources into your EXE and decide which language to use based on the win.ini file...

http://www.gnomehome.demon.nl/uddf/pages/zmisc3.htm#zmisc31

Another possibility is that your accessing you resource file using a relative link.  Something like  ..\windows\win.ini.  When you move the program it fails, but since your reading from an ini, it just returns the default of english.

Can you post the sections of code that try to detect what the langauage is?

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It's done automatically by delphi loading mechanism.

(i'm using the Translation Manager and creating automatically language resources with dll resource wizard).

Anyway, it seems to work fine on clients' computer :). He has all language/localization settings from WinXP defaulted to German.

Strange behaviour anyway, if anyone has any idea why the application in the default directory works :) please share it with me!
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