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Translating a language, how to?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Raitsa, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Raitsa

    Raitsa Well-Known Member

    Hey guys.

    I am planning to help out on translating Xenforo to finnish (Suomi Finland) language.

    How should it be started, what is the wisest and most recommended way to do it?
    Which program is the easiest and handiest to use, if any?

    And how to make the xml-file properly:
    Create new language-parent or no parent?-export-All or Xenforo-choose or dont choose "get untranslated phrases"?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. Raitsa

    Raitsa Well-Known Member

    Thanks Brogan for the quick reply.

    And there is no real danger of doing it "the wrong way"? :)

    Any text program could be used, like... say... Microsoft Word 2010?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Well typically you would translate the phrases in the ACP.

    You can of course copy all the existing phrases from the master xml file (don't edit it however) but I would recommend using a program such as Notepad++ rather than Word.


    I haven't actually done a translation myself so it may be that there are certain methods which can be employed to make it easier/quicker.
    Hopefully someone who has experience of translating will provide some input.
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  5. Raitsa

    Raitsa Well-Known Member

    Notepad++ installed, xml file loaded, I guess I should start translating the last yellow part

    <![CDATA[1 more message]]></phrase> to something like <![CDATA[1 viesti lisää]]></phrase>

    right guys?

    Tell me now please, not after one week of translating :)
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That's correct, the yellow text between the inner [ ] brackets are the phrases.
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  7. James

    James Well-Known Member

    It'd be more recommended to do it via the ACP. That way you minimise the risk of any mistakes ;)
  8. Raitsa

    Raitsa Well-Known Member

    Actually I am on a roll with Notepad++, i find it faster & more comfortable to use.

    But both are viable options now that i´ve tried em both.
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Hyvä :)
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  10. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Notepad++ is faster in the sense that it's just click, scroll, click, scroll. It can cause some problems if done incorrectly though!
  11. Alluidh

    Alluidh Well-Known Member

    This is a bug and it will be fixed in the next version (I had to learn it too ;))
  12. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    What bug are you talking about? :)
  13. Raitsa

    Raitsa Well-Known Member

    Sorry, i found about the install add-on menu´s cosmetic bug (in beta6) right after i posted, deleted my message but Alluidh was ultrafast to reply to my message which was here for about 2 minutes :)
  14. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Ah :D
  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Raitsa, are you aware that to be able to post in the customer forums you need to associate your forum account with your customer account?

    If you don't own a license personally then you can ask the site/license owner to add you to their account.

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