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Static labels used in the WebHelp output are stored in translation files that have the strings-lang1-lang2.xml name format, where lang1 and lang2 are ISO language codes. For example, the US English labels are kept in the strings-en-us.xml file.

These translation files are collected from two locations:
  • DITA-OT-DIR/xsl/common folder - DITA-OT's default translations (generated text for note, fig, and table elements).
  • DITA-OT-DIR/plugins/com.oxygenxml.webhelp.responsive/oxygen-webhelp/resources/localization folder - These translations are contributed by the WebHelp plugin and extend the default ones provided by DITA-OT. The labels defined in this folder take precedence over the DITA-OT defaults.

There are two major reasons you may want to use modify the translation files: to modify the existing strings or to translate to a new language.