Topic "WinSCP Login window: strings cut in some languages"

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zero

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The WinSCP Login window looks nice in english language because the text-strings are short. In other languages only one longer string is needed to make WinSCP display toolbars which again shrinks the visible area:

English - German



This isn't really a problem but...hum...it just doesn't look good Smile
If that window and the window sections would be scalable and would even remember their sizes...
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martin
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I cannot make everything scalable... Smile
You can try to ask for change on German translation topic.
zero

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I already checked the language file and wondered how it can be changed (locally, just on my PC)? As far as I understood this website's language section the file is generated like a plaintext ini file. But the final language file is kind of compiled or packed? Can I unpack, change and repack it somehow?
martin
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zero wrote:
I already checked the language file and wondered how it can be changed (locally, just on my PC)? As far as I understood this website's language section the file is generated like a plaintext ini file. But the final language file is kind of compiled or packed? Can I unpack, change and repack it somehow?

The language file is DLL containing only resources (no code). You should be able to edit it with any resource editor. E.g. Resource Hacker. But I haven't tried that actually.
zero

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Ah, thanks for the hint. ResourceHacker didn't work (WinSCP refused starting afterwards) but using a Hex-Editor helped. I changed just one long string with HxD and now the window looks perfect. Very Happy
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