|⇒ Category:||Text Files|
|⇒ Developer:||Apple Inc.|
📌 The current data specification is oriented on text strings related to Mac OS X apps. Generally, the format is taken into practice while operating with and opening up status messages, errors and alerts. It may occur that multiple .STRINGS objects are saved in the Resources directory of an OS X app bundle. Despite the entirely textual structure of the .STRINGS container, they belong to the system category and are not supposed to be edited or opened by the user by addressing a plain text editor or word processor. The format is valid for macOS environments only.
📌 The following extension resources can be validated and checked out only by a few macOS text editors, either downloaded from third-party web-pages or available within the system initially, from the very start. Windows, Linux-relied and mobile applications cannot recognize and open the .STRINGS files, and therefore they are not generated in scope of alternate operating systems. As long as the designation of the .STRINGS components belong to the system area, the files are invisible for a majority of the apps within a natively used macOS shell.