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The <listColumns> element can be used to translate list-column headings into a different language.

Shareaza uses many different lists, each of which is identified by a name. Each list is translated separately by a <list> element. Furthermore, each column in each list is translated by mapping its original english name to a foreign language name. This preserves compatibility if changes are made to the design of the list.

Here is an example from MyListColumnsSkin.xml:

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

   <list name="Neighbours">
      <column from="Address" to="Connecter"/>

Finding the original column names to include in the from attribute of the <column/> is easy enough by looking at the software while it is running. Discovering the list names is a bit harder, so they are listed here:

  • Neighbours
  • Downloads
  • Uploads
  • Library
  • Matches
  • Discovery
  • HostCache
  • Security

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  • en
  • es
  • fr
  • de
  • hr
  • it
  • lt
  • nl
  • nb
  • pl
  • pt
  • sl
  • tr
  • el
  • he
  • ja
  • zh-tw
  • en
  • ca
  • fa
  • ru
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