Altova MapForce Server 2023 

Syntax and description

The exportresourcestrings command outputs an XML file containing the resource strings of the MapForce Server application in the specified language. Available export languages are English (en), German (de), Spanish (es), French (fr), and Japanese (ja).


mapforceserver exportresourcestrings [options] LanguageCode XMLOutputFile


The LanguageCode argument gives the language of the resource strings in the output XML file; this is the export language. Allowed export languages (with their language codes in parentheses) are: English (en), German, (de), Spanish (es), French (fr), and Japanese (ja).

The XMLOutputFile argument specifies the path and name of the output XML file.


How to create localizations is described below.



Examples of the exportresourcestrings command:


mapforceserver exportresourcestrings de c:\Strings.xml


The command above creates a file called Strings.xml at c:\ that contains the resource strings of MapForce Server in German.


Creating localized versions of MapForce Server

You can create a localized version of MapForce Server for any language of your choice. Five localized versions (English, German, Spanish, French, and Japanese) are already available in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Altova\MapForceServer2023\bin folder, and therefore do not need to be created.


Create a localized version as follows:


1.Generate an XML file containing the resource strings by using the exportresourcestrings command (see command syntax above). The resource strings in this XML file will be one of the five supported languages: English (en), German (de), Spanish (es), French (fr), or Japanese (ja), according to the LanguageCode argument used with the command.

2.Translate the resource strings from one of the five supported languages into the target language. The resource strings are the contents of the <string> elements in the XML file. Do not translate variables in curly brackets, such as {option} or {product}.

3.Contact Altova Support to generate a localized MapForce Server DLL file from your translated XML file.

4.After you receive your localized DLL file from Altova Support, save the DLL in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Altova\MapForceServer2023\bin folder. Your DLL file will have a name of the form MapForceServer2023_lc.dll. The _lc part of the name contains the language code. For example, in MapForceServer2023_de.dll, the de part is the language code for German (Deutsch).

5.Run the setdeflang command to set your localized DLL file as the MapForce Server application to use. For the argument of the setdeflang command, use the language code that is part of the DLL name.


Note:Altova MapForce Server is delivered with support for five languages: English, German, Spanish, French, and Japanese. So you do not need to create a localized version of these languages. To set any of these languages as the default language, use MapForce Server's setdeflang command.

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