A guide to package localization files using PackageMaker




Start the program, PackageMaker located in /Developer/Applications/Utilities/.  If this folder is not present, you need to install the XCode package on the OS X installation DVD.

Press the 'Assist Me...' button to begin building the package.

Type in an appropriate title (e.g. Japanese localization for iTerm) and an organization.  You can type in a single space for the organization name to continue on.  Do not click on the 'Support 10.3.x and 10.2.x' checkbox.  Press the 'Continue' button.

4) Press the '+' button located right above the 'Source' box to add localization folders you have created.  In the search field, type,


and press the 'Go' button.  Contents within this folder should show up in the file selection window.

Go into the 'Resources' folder, select the localization folder you have created, and press the 'Open' button.

5) Copy the path in the 'Source' box and paste it in the 'Destination' box.  Click on the 'Relocatable' checkbox, to allow users to install the localizations folders in iTerm not located in the /Applications folder.

Repeat steps 4) and 5) for the localization folder located in,



Press the blue information button to edit title and description of the folders to be installed.  These information will appear in the installation window.

7) Bundle Identifiers: Editing is not necessary.  Press the 'Continue' button to proceed to the next step.

It is not necessary to provide information and resources in the next two setup windows, Package Metadata and Resources, but they can be helpful to the user.  Press the 'Continue' button in the Resources window to save the package.  Enter a name for the package and press the 'Save' button.

During the package creation process, PackageMaker will ask for the administrator password twice.  Press the 'OK' button and type in the administrator password.

When successful, you should see the window below.