Announcing Serge 1.3

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Announcing Serge 1.3

Posted by Igor Afanasyev on 01 Feb 2018

Posted by Igor Afanasyev on 01 Feb 2018

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Those who have read Evernote Tech Blog in the past may already know what Serge is. It is an open-source tool that we developed to continuously localize all Evernote clients and marketing materials into 25+ languages. Today, we’re marking a new release which accumulates numerous improvements across the board. If your team is seeking for ways to optimize localization process and free developers from a repetitive work of exporting resources and merging translations back, give Serge a go!

Here are some of the 1.3 release highlights:

  • One can now parse HTML embedded as values in a JSON wrapper document. HTML inside JSON seems to be an exotic file format, but as developers these days more and more favor JSON as a universal exchange format, it turns out some tools that need to export HTML-formatted content along with some metadata prefer a JSON+HTML solution. Now Serge supports such documents. In general, since all parser support is externalized into reusable plugins, one can write nested parsers for Serge without sweating much.
  • Qt Linguist .TS file format support has been greatly improved. Serge now uses a proper validating XML parser for it, and can extract context information (through multiple document levels), as well as developer comments.
  • serge import (a tool to do one-off import of previously translated documents into Serge) can support any types of files, even if the file format doesn’t have a notion of a string key.

See the release changelog in GitHub for the full list of changes. If you have localization challenges you want to discuss, chat with us on Gitter.

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