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How do the translations works

In fact it is rather simple, each string that needed to be translated has been replaced by a  logical key in the OpenRocket code and all those keys have been stored in a file with their corresponding value.

For each language there is a file which contains keys that have been translated and their translation.

Files are in the directory


for the base file in English the name is

For each other langage there is a file for example the French file is

Find below a partial extract of the English one

! Common labels used in buttons of dialog windows
dlg.but.ok = OK
dlg.but.cancel = Cancel
dlg.but.close = Close


The ! at the beginning of a line is a comment

Let's take as an example the following line

dlg.but.ok = OK

The logical key is


As for its value this is


The same logical key will have a different value depending on the langage.

The file that contain the English langage is complete because this is the base langage. For other langages, if a logical key has not been translated it will take its value in English. 

When it starts the application will detect the operating system default langage and if a file for that langage is available it will use it. Otherwise the English langage file will be used instead.

To translate the application in your langage you need to take a copy of the file, and rename it to

XX being the langage code, for example fr for the French langage

and then change all the logical keys valuess.

The French langage file is and the Spanish one is


Translations tools

An Excel file has been created in order to work on the OpenRocket translations and to create with some macros  the file that contain all the translation and used by the OpenRocket application.

Download here the example for the French translations or  here for the Spanish translations

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