PASSOLO is a specialized software
localization tool. It directly can handle a large number of
software specific file formats, including executable programs,
resource files and XML based files. Text strings can be
translated into numerous languages including Asian languages (Unicode)
and right-to-left scripts like Hebrew and Arabic.
PASSOLO is very easy to use and
optimizes the software localization process. Users require
neither time-consuming and expensive training nor programming
experience. Software localization can be done without the access
to the source code or the developers and can begin even before
the final release of the software is available.
PASSOLO ensures easy compilation, exchange and
processing of translation data. The Pseudo Translation checks
the application for localization suitability before actual
PASSOLO contains several WYSIWYG editors
to adapt the user interface of a software. This includes editors
for dialogs, menus, bitmaps, icons, and cursors. The user
interface can be adapted without any danger of accidentally
deleting or changing existing elements or structures.
With it's internal Translation Memory
Technology, PASSOLO can re-use existing translations. Even
text from programs which haven't been translated with PASSOLO
can be used for the automatic pre-translation of new projects.
The Fuzzy Matching Technology searches similar texts as
well as exact matches. It increases the productivity of the
translator and can shorten the translation cycle.
Software localization is part of a process
which involves a number of experts, who generally all use
different tools. PASSOLO is able to exchange data with all major
Translations Memory Systems and supports common used data
A QA feature can check the spelling of
the texts and enables automatic recognition of truncated or
overlapping text and incorrect allocation of shortcuts,
accelerators and access keys. Many potential errors which occur
during a software localization are avoided or automatically
recognized by PASSOLO.
Special PASSOLO Editions for large or
distributed projects enables the user to easily exchange data
with external translators. The availability of a free
Translator Edition reduces license fees and simplifies the
workflow with changing translators in foreign countries.
PASSOLO contains a VBA compatible scripting
engine and is OLE automated. Ready-to-use macros,
which can be downloaded free of charge, will easily add useful
features to PASSOLO. Using the integrated IDE, customers can
develop their own localization solution which meet the
requirements of an individual software.