Please note that this is not a 'rant'.
So what it is else?
Did you find a Bug? Commit it to the Bugtracker, then.
To state "Localization...does not work" is an oversimplification that borders on a lie. Many users on this forum (myself included) tried to help you out with your specific problems. I myself at some point simply gave up, because I got the feeling that you would not listen to reasonable advice and were not willing to adapt. You found the String Panel (that nobody with localization experience would touch) and tried to make it behave like you wished it would (with a hammer in your sight your problem had to look like a nail), whereas you had minimal localizations (like 100+ strings in total if I remmeber correct) you refused to simply learn sth. about basic XML processing and even considered at some point to employ databases. (!!!)
Then every second post of you was like: "Oh I understand it now. It`s almost working" but -alas- half an hour later you were back and showed, that you had not (understand).
Wish I'd seen that before wasting my time.
Exactly my thought, btw.
If I would work on a problem for one month that thousands of other developers have already solved and would fail to adapt their solutions to my own specific needs I would have at least the maturity to admit that I have bitten off more than a chew and not blaming the documentation or spreading false information about "Adobe not caring for localization"
"You found the String Panel (that nobody with localization experience would touch) and tried to make it behave like you wished it would "
1. No, tried to make it behave like Adobe said it would. If it doesn't work, why is it in there?
"Did you find a Bug? Commit it to the Bugtracker, then."
2. Considering some of that help.adobe example code has been around a long time - unchanged - why would I. This is commercial code, not open source.
"that thousands of other developers have already solved and would fail to adapt their solutions to my own specific needs"
3. Show me one working example, using Adobe's solutions, that works on an Apple device. (iPhone/iPAd) Either the Strings loading at runtime, or using Actionscript to control the loading. and I don't mean the code snippet examples from help.adobe's own AS3 listings