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International Components for Unicode

Resource bundle manager


Trying to manage internationalization efforts in anything but the smallest of projects can be a difficult and time consuming task. In fact, RB Manager as a project grew out of the frustrations and errors that developed as the result of trying to maintain multiple language support in a moderately large project. Relying on text editors and the like decreases the chance that developers will properly comment each aspect of each translation, increases the chance that errors such as duplicate key names and inconsistencies across language files, and increases the amount of time developers and translators have to spend tracking down inconsistencies and untranslated resources.

RB Manager offers the following features to correct these problems:

  • RB Manager can edit multiple language files when appropriate
  • Entries are checked for proper format and assured not to be duplicates
  • RB Manager provides a better grouping of resources, so that individual translations are easy to find
  • Each language file will display in its own view a list of only resources that are untranslated
  • RB Manager keeps track of statistics such as number of resources, untranslated items, etc.
  • RB Manager allows importing and exporting of translation data into multiple formats
  • Use of the application cuts down on development, translation, and debugging time in any internationalized setting

If you would like to report a bug, feel free to submit a bug in our Trac bug database.

If you would like more information on using RB Manager, please view the RB Manager documentation.


After downloading the latest version of the RB Manager, unzip the file to a directory of your choice. You can run RB Manager by doing one of the following:

  • Double click the RBManager.jar file from Windows Explorer
  • From the command line, run "java -jar RBManager.jar"

If you need further help documentation and tutorials, please look at the documentation in the docs subfolder of where you unzipped


You can download the latest version of RB Manager from here:

Release Source
Date Major Changes
(1.34 MB)
(738 KB)
2004-August-31 Add initial XLIFF support, and some panel updating issues were fixed.