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Is there an official german support and language?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Crizzo, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Crizzo

    Crizzo Member


    Actually I'm using phpBB3 for my board.

    But XenForo sounds pretty good and I'm thinking about a software exchange. But I prefer an support board in my native language: german. Is there any official german support-board like www.phpbb.de or www.vbulletin-germany.com?

    In addition i'd like to use a german language pack, when i've paid 140$. But i won't use only 3rd partie packs created by fans, where i can't be sure that they keep them up to date all the license time for me XenForo Board.

  2. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    There is no official German site but an inofficial one where you can download a German language pack:
  3. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Could be wrong but I think there is only an english pack which is official.
  4. bogus

    bogus Guest

    Hi. Wie Walter schon schrieb. Auf xendach bekommst Du alles was Du brauchst ;)
    Sry but was easier to write it in German ;)
  5. Crizzo

    Crizzo Member

    Also a german admin-demo?

    Edit: k, found it.

    But i would prefer an official one, when i've to spend 140$ for a piece software. ;)
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The software is only officially available in English.

    You will need a community created language add-on to change it to German.
  7. Crizzo

    Crizzo Member

    Hi, Brogan.

    Will there be in future a official german-support incl. a german language pack?
  8. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    You spent $140 on a "English" piece of software. ;)
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    All official support is here on xenforo.com.
    Whether that changes in the future I couldn't say.

    The same goes for official language packs other than English.
  10. Crizzo

    Crizzo Member

    I know. But i'm used to have a german UI in my board. phpBB3 is for free and i'll can get easy a support board and language pack. For a price of 140$ (=99€) i'm just expecting more than only one available language and no german-support from the developers. Although the board-software is great, but thats a big disadvantage from XenForo. :(

    @Brogan: Thanks for the info. But it is imho disappointing.
  11. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    I could be wrong, but I don't think Kier and Mike speak German fluently, if at all. How could they possibly support German language?
    Vodkaholic likes this.
  12. Crizzo

    Crizzo Member

    That point is for you. :D

    Should not be that impossible to create a german-support-forum with guys who know xenforo and speak both languages. But maybe there is already a good connection between http://www.xendach.de/ and the xenforo developers, then you could build a partnership or something, to make it more official. Could be better for the sale to austria and germany, i think.
  13. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Xenforo is new and a small team. Am sure "in time" many language packs will be supported.. but to just buy one and expect one without reading if there is one! is hmm wrong. Now the reason I said "expect" was from your wording on the first post.
  14. Crizzo

    Crizzo Member

    It costs me quite an effort to buy XenForo, more then anyway, when it doesn't have a german-language out of the box. Thats all. ;)

    And i know it is a small team, but i hoped, that there are more languages then one.
  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'm sure all non-English speakers would also like official support and language packs in their languages too.

    At this point in time though, it's an unrealistic expectation.
  16. Crizzo

    Crizzo Member

    k, thx for your patience and answers.
  17. User

    User Well-Known Member

    Is there any forum software that has "official" German language support? As far as I know all the language packs are created via community effort. Some localizations adhere to stricter standards than others but if you are concerned you can always join the localization effort yourself.

    Nur mal so am Rande; Wenn die Xenforo Kosten Dir als hoch erscheinen dann ist eine kommerzielle Loesung wahrscheinlich keine gute Idee weil mit den 99 Euro faengt es ja erst an. Dann muste vielleicht noch fuer nen besseren Style zahlen, und dann hoechst wahrscheinlich noch fuer einige Add-ons die Du brauchst usw. usf. Wenn das Geld knapp ist dann ist phpbb ne gute Einstiegsvariante. Kannste ja immernoch hinterher problemlos auf XF umsteigen.
  18. Crizzo

    Crizzo Member

    In my opinion vBulletin-Germany seems to be a official german-support-website. phpbb.de is from the german-community but also with core-developers from phpbb.com.

    Ich bin ja vor Jahren mit phpBB3 eingestiegen und im Prinzip ja auch nicht unzufrieden. Meine Styles habe ich bisher immer selbst angepasst. Doch viele Features in XenForo sind nun mal deutlich besser als in phpBB3 und machen das Foren-Leben doch deutlich komfortabler. Deshalb spiele ich ja überhaupt erst mit dem Gedanken die Software zu wechseln. Von einem Import-Tool von phpBB3 zu XenForo hab ich allerdings auch noch nicht gehört.
  19. pjfry

    pjfry Active Member

    I think there is at least one forum software with an official german language support: vbulletin. Sure it is not the same company selling it (i mean its not IB) but an official community seeling it to german speakers.

    But I think now I am pff topic :p

  20. bogus

    bogus Guest

    Sry but its easier in german again:)
    Crizzo.... Xenforo ist eine noch recht junge Software. Du kannst nicht erwarten das Du an Tag 1 all das hast was Du in anderer Software HEUTE findest, wo die Entwicklung aber auch 5 Jahre und mehr gedauert hat. Du solltest Dir vorher überlegen ob Dir Xenforo 140 wert sind.
    Du hast hier ne Top Community, bekommst zügig Support und und und.... Das rad wurde auch nicht an einem tag erfunden....

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