How to add your language to Mail Direct?

It’s easy for anyone to translate a Mail Direct language file.

  1. Open the Language directory in your installation of Mail Direct. The default is "C:\Program Files\Mail Direct\Language" .
  2. Choose one existing language file. For example, English.ini.
  3. The Mail Direct language file in is the standard ini file format, as follows:
    [Section Name]
    Symbol1= text1
    Symbol2= text2

    Translate the text into your language, but don’t change any of the symbols before the equals sign, or the SectionName labels.
  4. In the first Info section, you’ll see something like this:
    FontName=MS Sans Serif

    Change the language name to yours, and modify the FontName and FontSize to make Mail Direct look better in your copy of Windows; then choose the right Charset code from the following charset code list. If you don’t find the charset code of your language, set the code to 1, the default charset code.

  5. Click "Save As" and name the file as the new language. For example, "chinese.ini". The file name must end with .ini, or Mail Direct won’t recognise the file.
  6. Restart Mail Direct, and you’ll find your language in the language menu.

Charset Code List

Charset Code Description
1 Font is chosen based solely on Name and Size. If the described font is not available on the system, Windows will substitute another font.
128 Japanese shift-jis characters.
129 Korean characters (Wansung).
130 Korean characters (Johab)
134 Simplified Chinese characters (Mainland China).
136 Traditional Chinese characters (Taiwan, HongKong).
161 Greek characters.
162 Turkish characters.
163 Hebrew characters
178 Arabic characters
186 Baltic characters.
204 Cyrillic characters.
222 Thai characters.
238 Includes diacritical marks for eastern european countries.

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