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UPDATE: After we re-launch our site (soon), we will have a much simpler way to provide translation text using POedit.

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Hello,

I am putting the English language pack available for download.

I am asking all of you for your help in translating this language pack into your native language (for those of you who speak other languages and English).

Since we now have a large and diversified user base, supporting multiple languages is becoming more important to assist users who do not speak English well enough to understand the instructions. It's hard enough for a beginner who DOES speak English, so I can only imagine how much someone would struggle, if they cannot read the instructions! Wink

Your help is greatly appreciated.

If you are willing to volunteer your time to translate, please download the language pack and post here for which language you are translating. That way, we won't have multiple people working on the same translation.

Here's how the language packs work:

Basically, you'll see that these are arrays. They are formatted as follows:

'keyword' => "phrase to translate",

You do NOT want to change any code or the 'keyword' at all and you do NOT want to change any HTML or variables in the "phrase to translate."

A variable is any word with a $ attached -such as $var or $admin[whatever].

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.

Update: In an effort to keep translations as up-to-date as possible, I have removed the download link for the language packs. This is because we do not always have time to update the packs. However, if you would like to help us out, please contact us and then we will take the time to update the pack for you specifically.

Thanks in advance!

-Brandon

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Ok.

I am working on getting commitments for translating into Romanian, Spanish, Hungarian, and Polish. I will announce if I am (or am not) able to get those languages locked in.

Thanks!

Brandon

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Romanian has been confirmed (DojoDesigns)

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The Romanian language pack has been completed and installed.

If you log in and go to your profile, you will have the option to select your language. Currently, the only two options are English and Romanian.

Thanks to Ramona of DojoDesign for this great addition to our service!

-Brandon

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French is confirmed and completed.

I was not aware that one of our members was working on this translation for us, but I was surprised by an email today with a fully translated pack ready for install!

Awesome!

Thank you, Renaud!! (http://www.trimacon.org)

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German has been confirmed (xfer).

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French has been updated

Thank you again, Renaud!!!

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Unfortunately, late last year (2015), I was forced to disable ALL translations due to a bug in our CMS software, Drupal. For some reason, all users began to receive the French translation of the site, regardless of chosen Language and even anonymous visitors would see that translation. There did not appear to be any way to fix it and there was no help from online searches. I did not find anything in the Drupal community regarding this issue, and I did not have time to investigate further.

This glitch happened once before and the site was stuck on the German translation. In that case, clearing the "cache" resolved the issue and I held my breath that it wouldn't happen again. In this case, clearing the caches doesn't help.

We spent quite a bit to translate into German, Spanish, and a couple of other languages, and several users provided translations as well. So it saddens me that we have to disable this feature, but I do not see any way around it.

We will be forced to migrate or perform a major upgrade to our CMS in the next year or so. So perhaps there will be better international support in whatever software we move to.

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