Hi Because it was not obvious to me and because I didn't find a solution using Google, I'll post my findings here. If you want to localize your UI with WiX version 3 and need more than US-English, German, Spanish or Dutch you're stuck.
Strangely the localizations files from the version 2 are not mirrored into the 3.x releases. Maybe someone at the project could offer a reason for this? My solution may be completely wrong in terms of Wix philosophy (I'm a newbie) so be free to correct me. However it seems to work for me (so far). You need to take the localization file(s) from the the WiX version 2 (not 3) sources here: http://wix.sourceforge.net/releases/ Choose the latest 2.x release and download the wix2-sources.zip Unzip and got to wix2-sources\src\ui\wixui Take the WixUI_??-??.wxl file(s) of your choice and copy them to your project. Because WiX version 3 adds some new localization variables, you need to add yet another .wxl (or append to the above) with the following content (German example; Thanks to MustrumRidcully): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <WixLocalization Culture="de-de" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/wix/2006/localization" > <!-- These standard GUI strings have been missing in the 3.0 version of Wix so far.--> <String Id="MaintenanceTypeDlgRepairDisabledText">[ProductName] kann nicht repariert werden.</String> <String Id="MaintenanceTypeDlgRemoveDisabledText">[ProductName] kann nicht entfernt werden.</String> <String Id="UITextNewFolder" Overridable="yes">Ordner|Neuer Ordner</String> </WixLocalization> Let's assume we save this into ??-??.wxl Add the following options to your light.exe command-line: -loc WixUI_??-??.wxl -loc ??-??.wxl Note: if you've got a language that is already included in version 3 (like German) you might want to ommit the first part to get the translations from the installed localization. Note2: all this will at some time (soon, hopefully) be obsolete and wrong, so be prepared to remove it after installing a future release of WiX3. Hope that helps (it would have saved half a day for me). _Mark Keywords: WiX3 WixLocalization Culture -loc -cultures WixUI_ar-ar.wxl wixui_cs-cz.wxl WixUI_da-dk.wxl WixUI_de-de.wxl wixui_el-gr.wxl WixUI_en-us.wxl WixUI_es-es.wxl wixui_fi-fi.wxl wixui_fr-fr.wxl WixUI_hu-hu.wxl wixui_it-it.wxl wixui_iw-il.wxl wixui_ja-jp.wxl wixui_ko-kr.wxl WixUI_nl-nl.wxl wixui_no-no.wxl wixui_pl-pl.wxl wixui_pt-br.wxl wixui_pt-pt.wxl wixui_ru-ru.wxl wixui_sv-se.wxl wixui_tr-tr.wxl WixUI_uk-ua.wxl wixui_zh-cn.wxl wixui_zh-tw.wxl error LGHT0102 : The localization variable !(loc.MaintenanceTypeDlgRemoveDisabledText) is unknown. Please ensure the variable is defined. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- This SF.net email is sponsored by: Microsoft Defy all challenges. Microsoft(R) Visual Studio 2008. http://clk.atdmt.com/MRT/go/vse0120000070mrt/direct/01/ _______________________________________________ WiX-users mailing list WiXfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/wix-users