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Subject: Re: .lng file format

Re: .lng file format

From: Hamish Mackenzie <>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 12:06:08 +1000

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Erkens" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 10:21 AM
Subject: Re: .lng file format

> Hi Daniel Stenberg,
> I feel stupid now. But after a few days of searching the internet for
> clarifications in the evening hours I have, I'm still not very far ahead.
> It's just that too many things are assumed well known to the reader, while
> trying to make sense of the documentation provided. Terms like perl,
> utf-8, build environment and so on are now clear, however the file you are
> pointing me to, I just cannot find. I still want to make my own voice
> files.
> So, where is this .lang file located

Hi Paul

You can get it from the below



 to begin with? I have english.lng from
> the rockbox distribution file set. It is in .rockbox\langs. But
> apparently, that is not the file I should be working with. Doing a windows
> search for .lang finds 0 files. Neither on my local drive, nor on the
> player. I understand the explanation of the .lang file format you referred
> me to on the twiki, but even the link on that very site leads to an
> internal server error when I try to view the link about the .lang file on
> the twiki page. Is it something I'd have to download separately?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Daniel Stenberg" <>
> To: "Rockbox" <>
> Sent: Friday, May 25, 2007 10:06 PM
> Subject: Re: .lng file format
>> On Fri, 25 May 2007, Paul Erkens wrote:
>>> Where can I get the specification of the current rockbox .lng file
>>> format?
>> The .lng format should not be of much interested to people, the .lang
>> should:
>> Of course, your description of the binary .lng format was correct: it's
>> just a set of zero-terminated strings prefixed with their (two-byte)
>> indexes.
>> --
>> Daniel Stenberg -- --
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