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Swahili Translation

Postby malaikamkuu » Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:43 pm

Hi I would like to translate joomla in kiswahili. What should I do?


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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby infograf768 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:26 pm

For Joomla 1.0.12, just duplicate the 3 English files in the language folder and change name accordingly
swhahili.php
swahili.ignore.php
swahili.xml

Then edit the file and translate the strings.
Any question, post here.
When you finish, let us know. Would be nice to have this project available to all.

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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby monyamickle » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:56 pm

Hi,

did this ever happen?

I am keen to pick it up if not.

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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby infograf768 » Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:36 am

You are welcome. :)
Even better if you do it for Joomla 1.5.x
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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby monyamickle » Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:47 am

Same idea yeah? Find the language folder and change the bits in the 'english' --> 'kiswahili' in all files?
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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby monyamickle » Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:18 am

I just downloaded the latest version, opened the language folder, open the EnGB folder and see loads of files.

It seems more complicated than previous versions. I think I am going to need some guidance.
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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby infograf768 » Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:20 am

See this post, the part for 1.5 is towards the end.
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=254709
Naming for Swahili language for Kenya would be:
sw-KE

The locales are not very important anymore in 1.5.3 as the date translation is taken care of by core code.
Just add there sw_KE.utf8, sw_KE.UTF-8
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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby monyamickle » Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:39 am

OK, thanks. I'll take a look and get back
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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby monyamickle » Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:39 am

OK. All good so far. A couple of questions

1. In the new language set up I've named it using the info you offered. What about the 'legacy' bit?

I guessed and put 1.5.3 as that is the Joomla version I am working with. Is that right?

2. I'm ok with the words but what about this kind of material where there are only letters? I get the y-m-d bit but what about the rest?

%A, %d %B %Y
2 > %A, %d %B %Y
3 > %A, %d %B %Y %H:%M
4 > %d %B %Y
5 > %d.%m.%y
6 > y-m-d
7 > %Y-%M-%D
8 > %A, %B %e

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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby infograf768 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:16 am

1. In the new language set up I've named it using the info you offered. What about the 'legacy' bit?

"legacy" ? Which precise tag?
if you talk about the xml and these tags, use

Code: Select all

<winCodePage>iso-8859-1</winCodePage>
<backwardLang>swahili</backwardLang>

They are useless anyway for swahili but better do that right

2. I'm ok with the words but what about this kind of material where there are only letters? I get the y-m-d bit but what about the rest?

%A, %d %B %Y
2 > %A, %d %B %Y
3 > %A, %d %B %Y %H:%M
4 > %d %B %Y
5 > %d.%m.%y
6 > y-m-d
7 > %Y-%M-%D
8 > %A, %B %e


Let these as they are. If you want to change after finishing the language, look at this
http://www.php.net/strftime
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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby monyamickle » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:45 am

infograf768 wrote:
1. In the new language set up I've named it using the info you offered. What about the 'legacy' bit?

"legacy" ? Which precise tag?
if you talk about the xml and these tags, use

Code: Select all

<winCodePage>iso-8859-1</winCodePage>
<backwardLang>swahili</backwardLang>


In the translation component it says

"Legacy Name
A Name used for compatibility with Joomla 1.0"
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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby infograf768 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:16 am

That's what I meant:
Legacy Name would be swahili
Windows Code Page would be iso-8559-1
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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby monyamickle » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:26 am

Ah, gotcha :D
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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby tarkin789 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:34 am

hello,

Is this swahili translation still in progress? And if so, is it only for Joomla 1.5 or is a version for 1.0 in development? Thanks to all who contribute.

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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby monyamickle » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:45 am

The translation is still in progress, but as a teacher I have found that the summer holiday has slowed things up a bit.

As suggested above the translation being worked on is for v1.5

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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby tarkin789 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:01 am

Hi mony,

That's great to hear it's still in progress. we're running 1.0.15 at the moment but intending to upgrade to 1.5 in the near future, so this is added motivation!

I'm based in Europe actually, but a client has a multi-lingual event in Africa and wants to include support for Swahili, among other languages.

Appreciate the work you're doing on the translation - we'll be eagerly looking forward to the final product!

Enjoy your summer holiday, and please keep us posted! ;)

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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby ubuntumax » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:34 pm

Hi all,

What is the progress on the translation to swahili,
I can chip in if you tell me where you are, so that there is no duplication of effort.

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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby monyamickle » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:23 pm

I am currently in Uk. I'm going back to Nairobi on Sunady.

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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby monyamickle » Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:02 pm

A few of us are getting down to work on this now.

I would like to know how to

1. break up the translation files into bits
2. distribute them to be worked on offline
3. reassmble them
4. and then upload them

I have Language manager installed in a 1.5 version but don't seem to be getting on with it. When I try to create a zip file for download it says the file has been created but when I click on the link it says file not found. I have tried emailing the creator but no reply.

Please advise.

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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby lemings » Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:54 pm

monyamickle wrote:A few of us are getting down to work on this now.

I would like to know how to

1. break up the translation files into bits
2. distribute them to be worked on offline
3. reassmble them
4. and then upload them

I have Language manager installed in a 1.5 version but don't seem to be getting on with it. When I try to create a zip file for download it says the file has been created but when I click on the link it says file not found. I have tried emailing the creator but no reply.

Please advise.

Thanks


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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby monyamickle » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:48 pm

Found them!

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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby monyamickle » Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:09 pm

Wait a minute...

what editor is it best to open the files in? They open in Notepad but are tricky to read clearly. In MS Word they disply correctly but am not convinced that they save in the correct format.
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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby lemings » Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:27 pm

My favorite is notepad2

http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html

Works with utf8 and is very simple.

I believe there are a lot of choices like notepad++ and so on.
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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby sonienji » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:07 pm

Hi..maybe i am late to reply..
but i did the swahili translation for Joomla last year...when i was in Kenya..
i wanted to upload somewhere for the community but then i went out...
now i can do something?

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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby jackjackjack » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:16 am

hello sonienji, I would like a copy of the swahili translation! Can you send me a pm on how to get a copy? thx
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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby infograf768 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:40 am

sonienji wrote:Hi..maybe i am late to reply..
but i did the swahili translation for Joomla last year...when i was in Kenya..
i wanted to upload somewhere for the community but then i went out...
now i can do something?

Is it a 1.5 pack?
If yes, please send it to me by mail and we will start from there.
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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby fusebox » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:17 am

VP Ndugu Zangu!
I got this Swahili IT localization translation list from kilinux archives.
It has a list of Swahili IT terms. Feel free to modify and add any translations where you see fit - it's open.

http://www.mnada.biz/modified.doc

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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby Nico1958 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:58 am

Anyone any news on the swahili language for Joomla? For millions of people in East-Africa this is their language. It is being used from Northern-mozambique to South-Sudan and from Mombasa in Kenia to Lubumbashi in the Congo. Can you imagine the potential if more than 60 million people could develop a CMS in their own language?
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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby mwithi » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:34 am

sonienji wrote:Hi..maybe i am late to reply..
but i did the swahili translation for Joomla last year...when i was in Kenya..
i wanted to upload somewhere for the community but then i went out...
now i can do something?


Hi friend!! :) That was for Joomla1.0...

to everybody in this thread:
Any news for Joomla1.5 swahili version?
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Re: Swahili Translation

Postby infograf768 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:12 am

Folks, if no one does it, do it yourself.
Use the Translation Manager ( viewtopic.php?f=11&t=254709 )
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