#903 Provide context in the form of an image


We use OmegaT to translate user interfaces of software. On many segments, we have an image that displays the context in the form of the user interface screen in which the text is used. Together with sample data. Each image contains multiple segments. See example. These files are generated automatically by our testing software.

It would be nice if we could display in addition to the "key" one or more images in OmegaT, displaying the use of the image. Giving the translator a hint how the text is used.


  • Guido Leenders

    Guido Leenders - 2013-10-15

    keywords file (can be generated into source file or so)

  • Didier Briel

    Didier Briel - 2015-02-26
    • assigned_to: Aaron Madlon-Kay
    • Group: 3.0 --> future
  • Aaron Madlon-Kay

    Guido, I have created a component that does something similar to what you're requesting, but it would help to know a bit more about your use case.

    What source file format(s) do you use? Where do you store the images relative to OmegaT (e.g. on the local disk, in the team project repository, on a server via HTTP)?

    Are you expecting to supply just the images, or are you able to supply metadata such as text contained within the image?

  • Guido Leenders

    Guido Leenders - 2015-03-02

    Hi Aaron, that would be great!

    We currently use the following file format for translating the resources:

    *.properties: Java resource bundle

    The images are currently located in another project, so for instance, the images are at:


    while the translation project is at


    But in general the images are also available using http like http://www.invantive.com/doc/en/web/PATH/NICE_NAME_OF_PRIMARY_FORM_DISPLAYING_THE_SEGMENT.png

    I am unable to supply both the images (see picture bubs-outlook-project-edit.png above) as well as the metadata (like bubs-outlook-project-edit.png.keywords). All is generated from an Apache Ant task.

  • Didier Briel

    Didier Briel - 2015-03-03
    • summary: Provide context in the form of an image. --> Provide context in the form of an image
  • Aaron Madlon-Kay

    Thanks, Guido, that's helpful.


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