I want to have a localized (e.g. French) addin toolbar. What I have done so far:

  1. Created the Config.fr-FR.xml file and put all the translations there
  2. Changed my system "Region and Language" setting and set the format to French (France)
  3. Installed the Addin

When I run Arcmap, I don't see the localization (I see the original english version)

Note: I have also read this page completely

Can anybody tell me where the problem is?

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To show localized resources properly, the user must change "Display Language" of the operating system.

In windows 7:

Region and Language Dialog > Keyboards and Languages > Install/Unistall languages

The other preferred solution is to change the config.esriaddin file directly, rather that creating localized versions.

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