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Is there any translation project? I would like to participate in the translation of Portuguese Brazil

asked 09 Mar '14, 23:18

Alisson%20Eduardo%20Dos%20Santos's gravatar image

Alisson Edua...
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There's kind of one. To translate all the dissector output would be unreasonable (see the wiki page about it here)... but for the user interface stuff (menu, dialogs, etc.) there is support for it in Qt, which is the next GUI for wireshark. Right now it seems there're French, German, and Chinese language files.

There are detailed instructions here if you're adventurous enough to try compiling the source code, and submitting the changes via git for Portuguese.

Otherwise just browse on the git site ui/qt directory, and grab a copy of one of the language files - for example the French language one: qtshark_fr.ts. Make a version of that in Portuguese, saving it as a new file (qtshark_pt.ts?), and attach it to a new bug on

Edit: to make it easier for you, you can also use a GUI program provided for free from Qt called "Qt Linguist", which provides a very nice graphical front-end to the .ts XML file.

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answered 09 Mar '14, 23:53

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edited 10 Mar '14, 21:47

Oh, and "boa sorte!"

(10 Mar '14, 00:04) Hadriel

Or qtshark_pt_BR.ts, just in case, for example, the Iberians speaking Portuguese want a different translation. :-) (I presume Qt has some facility for handling translations that include both language and territory; hopefully, they realise that there needs to be some way to organize translations to support that. :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-))

(10 Mar '14, 21:30) Guy Harris ♦♦

Indeed, it apparently supports Portuguese from: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, Portugal, and São Tomé and Príncipe. :)

(10 Mar '14, 21:45) Hadriel

Yes, QTranslator would, for example, fall back on a _fr file if asked for a locale of "fr_FR" and there's no _fr_FR file, so we can use qtshark_fr.ts for France and still have qtshark_fr_CA.ts for Canadian French (and qtshark_fr_CH.ts if the French-speaking Swiss should have a separate translation, etc.).

(10 Mar '14, 22:06) Guy Harris ♦♦
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