Personally I will support this suggestion @Alfa1
, whether or not it is not a good idea. The translation system is outdated, obsolete, lacking features, etc.
With the same idea leaneth any suggestions from anyone about translations.
I would argue that there really is no "translation system" at all. There is a basic phrasing system, which is good enough if you'd like to edit a phrase or two.
...but for translation of the whole software? Or even add-ons? It's a nightmare.
Many have tried, and many have failed. It's cumbersome and almost impossible to make into a group effort, people from different communities can't come together and do it as a team.
I'd support any effort to add some sort of ability to export/import to/from Crowdin. It would make Xenforo much better suited for non English communities.
Also, many of the language files on here are outdated
. How many are up to date with XF 1.5.x? Maybe 10-15? How many support the media gallery? Maybe a couple? Resource manager? Maybe 1? There's reason for that.
I've made a translation to Swedish, 100%, for XF 1.5.x (the one available here is for 1.4.3, and doesn't support the media gallery). I've also translated a bunch of big add-ons. I can't share any of it though.
Why? Because I didn't see the point in creating a "general translation" for XF+add-ons for others to use as a base, as it would require tons of extra work
with the way things are, not to mention having to maintain the resource here on XF. Simply not practical.
I think that the same applies for a lot of folks out there running communities in other languages. It's a real shame, and from what I've read from the staff here, the interest in fixing it seems next to non-existent
I'm still hoping for XF 2.0 making things at least a tiny bit more practical though