Eclipse ResourceBundle Editor

Localization of .properties files made easy!

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Welcome to ResourceBundle Editor

This Eclipse plugin is for editing Java resource bundles. It lets you manage all localized .properties files in one screen. Some of its features include sorted keys, warning icons on missing keys/values, conversion to/from Unicode, hierarchical view of keys, and more.

It is licensed under Apache License 2.0 and you are free to use it in any of your multi-lingual projects.

It requires Java 7 or higher.

Latest release: 1.0.6 (2017-02-24). Release Notes


(Click on an image to expand it.)


Just drag the following image to your working Eclipse workspace:
Drag to your running Eclipse workspace to install ResourceBundle Editor

or visit page: ResourceBundle Editor on Marketplace

Update Site

Create a new update site in Eclipse with the following:

  • Site name: ResourceBundle Editor
  • Site URL:

Manual Install

Download the plugin jar and copy it to Eclipse plugins directory. The jar lcation is (replace <version>):


You can download the entire Update Site bundled with everything else in the above compressed package and create a new update site in Eclipse, pointing to your local directory where you expanded the package.

Keyboard shortcuts

  • When editing in a language field, press TAB or SHIFT+TAB to move down/up the next/previous language field. Keep in mind this feature will not work if you enable "Tab key inserts a tab in localized text fields" from the plugin preferences.
  • When editing in a language field, use CTRL+UP_ARROW or CTRL+DOWN_ARROW to move up/down the key outline on the side and effectively change the message key you are editing.


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  • Since version 1.0.0, this plugin targets Eclipse 4.x and up. For older Eclipse releases, use older versions found on SourceForge.
  • This plugin was originally hosted on SourceForge ( It has been migrated on July 2014. The SourceForge version is outdated and no longer maintained.