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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
  
This code example describes how to localize the help files of the application.
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{{Abstract|This code example describes how to localize the help files of an application.}}
  
 
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==Steps==
 
==Steps==
  
1. Create a help file for all the languages that you need to support. See [http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.php/Implementing_Context-Sensitive_Help] for information on implementing the help files.
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1. Create a help file for all the languages that you need to support. See [[Implementing context-sensitive help on Symbian]] for information on how to implement help files.
  
2. Edit the makefile (<tt>group\help.mk</tt>) so that it compiles the localized help resources:
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2. Edit the makefile ({{Icode|group\help.mk}}) so that it compiles the localized help resources:
  
 
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'''Note!''' When editing the makefile, make sure that you use tabulators instead of spaces. (If you don't, the error you would get is: "HELP.MK:27: *** missing separator.  Stop.")
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'''Note:''' When editing the makefile, make sure that you use tabulators instead of spaces, or you get the error "HELP.MK:27: *** missing separator.  Stop."
  
3. Wherever you have used <tt>App.hlp.hrh</tt>, you should now use <tt>App_sc.hlp.hrh</tt>, because <tt>KContextApplication</tt> constant can be found from there:
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3. Wherever you have used {{Icode|App.hlp.hrh}}, you should now use {{Icode|App_sc.hlp.hrh}} because the {{Icode|KContextApplication}} constant can be found there:
  
 
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Make sure that you use the same identifier in each help file (rtf), so that it doesn't matter which one of the hrh files you include.
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Make sure that you use the same identifier in each help file (rtf), so that it does not matter which one of the hrh files you include.
  
4. Insert the LANG-attribute as well as all the help-related files into the <tt>group\[app].mmp</tt> file:
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4. Insert the LANG attribute as well as all the help-related files into the {{Icode|group\[app].mmp}} file:
  
 
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LANG           SC 01 09
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LANG SC 01 09
  
 
SOURCEPATH      ..\help
 
SOURCEPATH      ..\help
DOCUMENT       help_sc.rtf
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DOCUMENT help_sc.rtf
DOCUMENT       help_09.rtf
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DOCUMENT help_09.rtf
DOCUMENT       help_sc.xml
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DOCUMENT help_sc.xml
DOCUMENT       help_09.xml
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DOCUMENT help_09.xml
DOCUMENT       custom.xml
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DOCUMENT custom.xml
 
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5. Make sure the localized help resources get compiled into sis package (see <tt>sis\[app].pkg</tt>):
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5. Make sure that the localized help resources are compiled into the SIS package (see {{Icode|sis\[app].pkg}}):
  
 
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6. Compile the files and create the sis package.
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6. Compile the files and create the SIS package.
  
==See also==
 
  
* [http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.php/Implementing_Context-Sensitive_Help Implementing Context-Sensitive Help]
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==See also==
  
[[Category:Symbian C++]][[Category:Localization]]
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* [[Implementing context-sensitive help on Symbian]]

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Devices(s): Nokia E90 Communicator
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S60 3rd Edition, FP2
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S60 3rd Edition (initial release)
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Created: tapiolaitinen (31 Jan 2008)
Last edited: hamishwillee (17 Jul 2012)

[edit] Overview

This code example describes how to localize the help files of an application.

This snippet can be self-signed.

[edit] Steps

1. Create a help file for all the languages that you need to support. See Implementing context-sensitive help on Symbian for information on how to implement help files.

2. Edit the makefile (group\help.mk) so that it compiles the localized help resources:

makmake :
cshlpcmp ..\help\help_sc.xml
cshlpcmp ..\help\help_09.xml
 
ifeq (WINS, $(findstring WINS, $(PLATFORM)))
copy ..\help\App_sc.hlp $(EPOCROOT)\epoc32\$(PLATFORM)\c\resource\help
copy ..\help\App_09.hlp $(EPOCROOT)\epoc32\$(PLATFORM)\c\resource\help
endif
 
 
clean :
del ..\help\App_sc.hlp
del ..\help\App_sc.hlp.hrh
del ..\help\App_09.hlp
del ..\help\App_09.hlp.hrh
 
 
bld :
cshlpcmp ..\help\help_sc.xml
cshlpcmp ..\help\help_09.xml
 
ifeq (WINS, $(findstring WINS, $(PLATFORM)))
copy ..\help\App_sc.hlp $(EPOCROOT)\epoc32\$(PLATFORM)\c\resource\help
copy ..\help\App_09.hlp $(EPOCROOT)\epoc32\$(PLATFORM)\c\resource\help
endif
 
 
freeze lib cleanlib final resource savespace releasables :

Note: When editing the makefile, make sure that you use tabulators instead of spaces, or you get the error "HELP.MK:27: *** missing separator. Stop."

3. Wherever you have used App.hlp.hrh, you should now use App_sc.hlp.hrh because the KContextApplication constant can be found there:

#include "App_sc.hlp.hrh"

Make sure that you use the same identifier in each help file (rtf), so that it does not matter which one of the hrh files you include.

4. Insert the LANG attribute as well as all the help-related files into the group\[app].mmp file:

LANG SC 01 09
 
SOURCEPATH ..\help
DOCUMENT help_sc.rtf
DOCUMENT help_09.rtf
DOCUMENT help_sc.xml
DOCUMENT help_09.xml
DOCUMENT custom.xml

5. Make sure that the localized help resources are compiled into the SIS package (see sis\[app].pkg):

{
"..\help\App_sc.hlp"
"..\help\App_09.hlp"
} -"!:\resource\help\App.hlp"

6. Compile the files and create the SIS package.


[edit] See also

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