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Translating a language, how to?

Raitsa

Well-known member
#1
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"?
 

Raitsa

Well-known member
#3
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?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4
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.

http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

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.
 

Raitsa

Well-known member
#5
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 :)
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Raitsa

Well-known member
#8
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.
 

James

Well-known member
#10
Notepad++ is faster in the sense that it's just click, scroll, click, scroll. It can cause some problems if done incorrectly though!
 

Raitsa

Well-known member
#13
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 :)
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#15
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.

http://xenforo.com/customers/