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Translating front-end only

#1
I would need to translate Xenforo to my native Finnish. I was looking at the admin and it seemed from there that the translation file included abour 5000 sentences out of which quite many were for admin.

Is there a way to find the phrases for front-end only and how many would these be?

Is there a way to do some of the translation automatically? I understood there are some projects where they have translated a lot of basic sentences into different languages to use in open source projects or something to that effect?
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
To translate the language you need to export the XML:

Admin CP -> Appearance -> Languages -> Export

When downloading a language you can specify untranslated phrases. Then you can edit the XML file directly to enter translations. When you are done translating you can import the XML file:

Admin CP -> Appearance -> Import a Language

Is there a way to find the phrases for front-end only and how many would these be?
All of the phrases are together. There is no option to separate admin from front end phrases.
 

simunaqv

Well-known member
#3
Some time ago ibnesayeed did some analysis of xenforo sources to filter out front-end related phrases. I used this analysis as the starting of translating xenforo's front end into Urdu. I also wrote an add-on that made it possible to keep the admin section in English whereas a different language is set as forum's default.