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Localization table

Translating the interface of SuperMemo

With Tools : Options : Language : Localization table, you can quickly translate the entire interface of SuperMemo to your native language (only at the beginner and basic levels).

The whole translation can be done in 5 minutes, as the entire interface of basic SuperMemo consists of only 50 strings!

This is the procedure:

  1. Choose Tools : Options : Language
  2. Click the field Localization language (or press Alt+I)
  3. Type the name of your language (e.g. Spanish)
  4. Choose Localization table
  5. In the column Translation, type in the translation of texts displayed in the column Original
  6. If necessary, select a localization font by clicking the font button in the left-bottom corner of the localization table
  7. Choose OK and your translation will appear in the interface of the program

The translation file is a text file. It is kept at <SuperMemo folder>\translat\<language>.tra

Downloading ready-made interfaces

You can download some SuperMemo interfaces from International Interfaces for SuperMemo.

If you do not find an interface in your language, we will be happy to add your own translation. You can send it via e-mail to SuperMemoMail.

Changing the interface

Important! Localization affects only SuperMemo in Beginner and Basic mode

To change the interface in SuperMemo using a downloaded interface file do the following:

  1. Download an interface file from International Interfaces for SuperMemo (only 1000 bytes!)
  2. Copy the interface file to the subfolder translat in the SuperMemo folder (the filename is <language name>.tra)
  3. Choose the interface's name in Tools : Options : Language : Localization language

An alternative approach is to:

  1. Download an interface from International Interfaces for SuperMemo (only 1000 bytes!)
  2. Choose Tools : Options : Language : Localization table
  3. Type the language name in the Localization language field (you do not have to use the name of the downloaded file)
  4. Choose Import in Localization table and select the downloaded interface file (the filename is <interface name>.tra)