Unable to load translations from resource file

  • Hi,

    I'm having trouble loading translationd from a .qrc file. Here is a miniml example to show the problem:

    #include <QApplication>
    #include <QTranslator>
    #include <QtDebug>
    int main(int argc, char *argv[])
        QApplication a(argc, argv);
        QTranslator translator;
        bool ok = translator.load(QLocale(), "Test", ".", ":/Translations");
        qDebug() << "Locale: " << QLocale::system().name() << (ok ? " ok" : " not ok");
        return a.exec();

    The .pro file is:

    QT       += core gui
    greaterThan(QT_MAJOR_VERSION, 4): QT += widgets
    TARGET = test
    TEMPLATE = app
    SOURCES += main.cpp
    HEADERS  +=
    FORMS    += mainwindow.ui
    RESOURCES += \

    translations.qrc contains a set of .qm files from a top level Traslations folder including Test.en_GB.qm yet when the progam runs it outputs:

    Locale: "en_GB" not ok

    What am I doing wrong?


  • Lifetime Qt Champion


    Silly question but do you really have that Translations prefix in your .qrc file ? Can you share it ?

  • @SGaist The file reads as follows:

    <qresource prefix="/Translations">

    I've tried it with and without the Translations prefix and it fails in both

  • Qt Champions 2016

    If I read your qrc correctly, the path to the file(s) is: ":/Translations/Translations/Test.qm"

  • translator.load(QLocale(), "Test", ".", ":/Translations/Translations"); also fails

  • Qt Champions 2016

    translator.load(QLocale(), "Test", QString(), ":/Translations/Translations");

    But in any case I'd first check if the file can be opened by that path, i.e.:

    QFile file(":/Translations/Translations/Test.qm");
    if (!file.open())
        qDebug() << "Can't find it!";

  • @kshegunov Thank you, that did it!

  • Qt Champions 2016

    No problem, although the merit should go to @SGaist who actually sensed what the problem is. :)

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