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I need a clue for a good component to work with languages

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Hello guys,

I am developing a program and it will be translated for 3 languages, portuguese - english and spanish, I would like to know if there is a good component to work with.

One that allows me to change the language in run time.
Thanks very much
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why not use the languages support provided by delphi?
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If I understood correctly, I only use it to compile my project in the language that I want. It didn't allow to exchange the language in run time.
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the paq I gave you should clear that issue :)
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According to me, you should make the translation by yourself. It is easy and you can customize it very well.

1) First of all, you can use Unicode controls (like TNT controls). If later you have to translate to Chinese for e.g. you will be ready.
2) Create TBaseForm, which is inherited by all other forms. Make a Translate method for it.
3) You translate method can use XML for captions. Example:

<language>
  <form name="Form1">
    <Label1>Your caption here:</Label1>
    <Edit1>Edit text here</Edit1>
  </form>
</language>

4) Your translate method should do something like this:

  for i:=0 to Self.ComponentCount -1 do
   begin
     if (Self.Components[i] is TLabel) then
       begin
         (Self.Components[i] as TLabel).Caption = 'YOUR_PARSED_VALUE_FROM_XML';
         // you can set hint also
       end;
     if (Self.Components[i] is TEdit) then
       begin
         (Self.Components[i] as TEdit).Text= 'YOUR_PARSED_VALUE_FROM_XML';
         // you can set hint also
       end;
   end;

For XML parsing you can use TXMLDocument.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks guys
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