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I'm trying to translate some resource files of sharepoint 2013. I can't find the messages on the DeltaPageStatusBar when you start to modify the page For example the resource file for this mesages:

Checked out to you

Only you can see your recent changes

Or even the watermark at the search box:

Search this site

Does anyone know where to find them?

I searched with Find function of VS2012 in:


C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\Resources

  • Why don't you use language packs? Commented Sep 20, 2013 at 15:16
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    I use them but, there is no language pack for Albania, and I use the Italian one. So I ended up translating some Italian resources.
    – MIlena
    Commented Sep 20, 2013 at 15:41

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In SharePoint 2013 many (most?) of those strings are available either directly in JavaScript files (localized in folders such as Layouts\1033), or in culture-specific resource DLLs. Many of these DLLs are then loaded through the ScriptResx.ashx handler.

For example, see these objects in JavaScript:

  • SP.Res.* -> Loaded through ScriptResx.ashx
  • Srch.Res.* -> Lazy loaded through ScriptResx.ashx (by search.clientcontrol.js)
  • Strings.. -> Loaded directly as 1033\Strings.js
  • SP.Publishing.Resources.* -> Lazy loaded through ScriptResx.ashx
  • Microsoft.SharePoint.Taxonomy.ScriptResources.* -> Lazy loaded through ScriptResx.ashx

More specifically for your examples:

  • "Checked out to" == DLL resource (PageStatusHeaderCheckedOutToCurrentUser) in C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_MSIL\Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.Intl
  • "Publication Start Date" == (IIS folders)\App_GlobalResources\cms.resx key statusindicator_publicationstartdate_label

As a developer living in a bilingual city I hunt for them quite often :). It is unfortunate that there seems to be no standard nomenclature or location, but I am not working with SharePoint for its API homogeneity!

  • Hey Luis, I tried all the above files. I opened every javascript file that use the ScriptResx.ashx handler. I found the sb_SitePrompt:'Search This Site...' but it's not the same as "Search this site". I found the "Checked out to" and translated it and saved it. It is not reflected on the site. I'll try to update the question with a screen shoot of what I'm searching to translate.
    – MIlena
    Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 9:38
  • The ScriptResx handler loads DLL files and exposes them as JS strings. If you want to translate that, or any string inside a DLL, you would need to recompile the DLL itself.
    – Louis
    Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 11:38
  • I didn't realize you were trying to edit the language pack itself, I thought you wanted to find translations to use. Sorry it was late :). I edited my post to include the true origin of those strings
    – Louis
    Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 11:42
  • :) That was GREAT
    – MIlena
    Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 13:25
  • Let me know if you can't find the others
    – Louis
    Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 23:58

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