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Getting localized names for Windows default folders
I can get some default path where I can create files via e. g.
QStandardPaths::writableLocation(QStandardPaths::DocumentsLocation)which works fine on both Linux and Windows. I also saw that one can get a localized name for the respective location via
The "problem" is that, on Windows, the names of some default folders are displayed localized. For the above command, I get (using Windows 7) – according to the documentation –
C:/Users/some_user/Documents. This is (probably?) the actual path on the disk. But what the user (with a German locale) sees is a translated version:
C:/Benutzer/some_user/Eigene Dokumentein this case.
So, not only the last folder is translated (the string I could get via the
QStandardPaths::displayNamecall), but also the base directory.
Is there a reliable standard Qt way to be able to display the directory names the user knows from his other Windows programs?
Ah, you tried that.
It apprently describes the type of folder (like "Documents" or "Photos" or such), but it doesn't help translating the path.
Hmm, they are actually translated in explorer if you browse around ?
The folders seems to have the actual name.
So if you look at path, dont they contain the translated names ?
Sadly i dont have anything but english to test on :)
But wont the path be translated in the returned string ?
l3u_ last edited by l3u_
Using the explorer, I see the translated names. Like "Benutzer → some_user → Eigene Dokumente". If I click on that address bar, I see the actual path "C:\Users\some_user\Documents". Of course, one only sees the difference on a non-English system …
Ok so it wont return
I never noticed that.
@mrjj Exactly. Well, and that's also the actual path. But the displayed one differs.
Didnt find anything for getting the other names.
Hopefully others have a good idea :)