Steve wrote: > HI have tried this and get an empty Localizable.strings file in the build_temp folder > > FBtoC: localizing strings > Key/value pairs placed in /Users/mactech/Desktop/_code/build_temp/Localizable.strings This may reveal the reason for your empty file. In FBtoC preferences, turn on 'Log UNIX commands'. Follow the steps previously posted. In FBtoC log window, observe the genstrings command which will resemble genstrings -macRoman -s PSltrl -o /Users/rdp/Desktop/build_temp /Users/rdp/Desktop/build_temp/*.c 2>/dev/null Copy that line except for the '2>/dev/null', and paste it into Terminal.app. Robert P.