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The <commandTips> element can be used to translate text-command strings into another language.

Text-command strings are used to explain commands to the user. Each one consists of a message that is displayed in the status bar of the program. There also is a tip that is displayed in a popup tool-tip whenever the user hovers their mouse over the command.

Here is an example from MyCommandTipSkin.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<skin xmlns="" version="1.0">
<manifest name="My Command Tip Skin" author="Me" type="Language" language="en"/>

<tip id="ID_HELP_ABOUT" message="Display the Shareaza about dialog..." tip="About Shareaza"/>
<tip id="ID_NETWORK_EXIT" message="Exit Shareaza" tip="Exit"/>

To create a translation skin, copy the existing command tip database from default-en.xml in your skins folder and start translating each entry.

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