Localizing the Menubar on OsX (Help menu)

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Sep 20 05:45:22 EDT 2015

On 09/20/2015 12:37 PM, Malte Brill wrote:
> Hi friends. I am seriously puzzled. I got a menubar with a Help button. To localize this and make it appear as „Hilfe“ on german systems I am setting the label of that button. What now puzzles me is that the menu behaves differently according to the label of that button (not the name, which I could somewhat understand). If the label is „Help“ then I am getting the Os X Yosemite help with the search box on top. If however the label of that button changes to something else, it acts like not being one of the special menus, no search box on top…
> What gives???
> How am I supposed to correctly localize then? I looked at the German.lproj folder, but there are only a few strings in there, not Help….
> Can someone enlighten me here?
> All the best,
> Malte

No: I cannot enlighten you.

If your OS X install is an English language one then, whether your 
LiveCode standalone has a "Hilfe", "Helpen", "Au Secours" won't
make a blind bit of difference as I don't think the underlying OS will 
recognise that as "Help" and connect up the menu in your
standalone with the "Help" menu inwith the OS.

I would suggest . . . just as a wild thought . . . you try your 
stack/standaline on a Mac with a German language install.


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