localize

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Introduced with Operation Flashpoint version 1.00
  Effects of this scripting command are not broadcasted over the network and remain local to the client the command is executed on

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Introduced in

Game:
Operation Flashpoint
Version:
1.00

Description

Description:
Used to internationalise text messages. A string is returned from Stringtable.csv (or Stringtable.xml) which corresponds to the stringName.

Syntax

Syntax:
localize stringName
Parameters:
stringName: String
Return Value:
String - text found in corresponding entry in stringtable file

Examples

Example 1:
hint localize "STR_WEST"; // -> "BLUFOR" (in Arma2)
Example 2:
hint format ["Go %1", localize "STR_Q_NORTH"]; // -> "Go North"
Example 3:
hint format [localize "STR_ACTION_DROP_WEAPON", localize "STR_SN_RIFLE"]; // -> "Drop Rifle" // STR_ACTION_DROP_WEAPON contains "Drop %1", STR_SN_RIFLE contains "Rifle"

Additional Information

Multiplayer:
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See also:
isLocalizedBIS_fnc_localizeWFSideTextparseTextStringtable.csv File FormatStringtable.xml

Notes

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Notes

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Posted on September 12, 2014 - 11:55 (UTC)
Killzone Kid
The command localize will strip all HTML tags from your stringtable.xml entries, however there is a way to trick it by substituting tags with HTML code instead:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Key ID="STR_TEST_KK">
	<Original><![CDATA[<t color='#ff0000'>This doesn't work</t>]]></Original>
</Key>
<Key ID="STR_TEST_KK2">
	<Original>&lt;t color='#ff0000'&gt;This works&lt;/t&gt;</Original>
</Key>

hint parseText localize "str_test_kk"; //no change of colour hint parseText localize "str_test_kk2"; //hint content is in red