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Amharic for Joomla

Postby wintat » Thu May 10, 2007 6:05 am

hello, i am pretty much new at joomla but i am a fast learner i am working at a website that is already uploaded in english now the people i work for want it to have an amharic language version too. i have tried to think of ways of working on that and the options i read are joomfish which i would like an advice on its how to and another was have a different installation of joomla by correcting the menu labels and static contents into amharic but how do i make them link to each other or a part of one big site that controls both. i am really lost please help.tell me if i also have different ways of going at it help.... 

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Re: trying to implement amharic language on joomla?

Postby infograf768 » Thu May 10, 2007 7:24 am

First things first.  ;)

1. You need amharic fonts http://am.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia: ... he_font%3F This is only for pdf creation. Use Arial and an Amharic keyboard. CSS to Arial.
2. You need to have an amharic language pack loaded.
As I am not aware of this language availability for Joomla!, I guess you will have to create the files yourself on the model of english.php, english.xml and english.ignore.php.
3. The charset has to be utf-8 and the php files saved as utf8
4. The original english language files have also to be reencoded utf8 (and charset changed to utf8)
5. The database has to be full utf8 (see stickies on top of this board)

6. Then, you may use joomfish indeed and translate your contents from one language to the other.

PS: if you create the amharic language file, we all would appreciate you make it available to all Joomla users.
Please contact me if you volunteer.
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How to use Ethiopian Languge Geez on joomla site

Postby kibrom » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:51 pm

Hello
How can I use (ADD) Ethiopian language “Geez” on my site? I want to use the Geez (Ethiopian Language) at the front-end and English at the Backend of my site.
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Re: How to use Ethiopian Languge Geez on joomla site

Postby kibrom » Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:23 pm

Let me explain my quastion this way
I want to use Ethiopian language (Ge'ez script) on my site to use it on the front end....I have added joom!Fish to my components but could not find any Ethiopian language on joomla site ....on the list of Translations for Joomla .
Can you please give me a clue?
Note: I read that recently a Unicode standard for Ethiopic languages has developed check the below link
http://www.wazu.jp/gallery/Fonts_Ethiopic.html

My question is which joomla Multi-lingual Content do you recommend me and how can I install the Ge'ez script (Ethiopic fonts) to use on the front end of my site?

Thank you again
Kibrom Berhe

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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby infograf768 » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:02 am

I have merged the 2 topics

Arial can be used on an Amharic site as one can see here:
http://www.google.com/intl/am/

One has to use the right keyboard.
Follow instructions above to make Amharic language files.


The use of a unicode (Geez) or any other font is only absolutely necessary for pdf production.

I now move this to Translation Forum where 1.0.x and 1.5 Amharic language translation will better fit
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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby kibrom » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:13 pm

Hello Thank you for your response ...on your replay I did not see any steps on how to create the translation file...
Can you please check your replay again?
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Must the language files be translated to Amharic?

Postby yk_Gabriel » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:01 pm

Hi,
This is my first post on Joomla! forum. I need some help. I installed Joomla! 1.5 on a new website. My plan is to use both Amharic & English fonts on the website.
Here are my questions;

1, Does the language files must be translated to Amharic?

2,What exactly is the benefit of the translation of the language files to Amharic? ...

3, Without translation the language files to Amharic is there any disadvantage if I use Joomla 1.5 with Amharic & English fonts?

Thanx!!!

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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby infograf768 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:43 am

OK. Some replies.
Note concerning font usage:
Change all the site CSS in template_css.css to use Arial as first choice when a font is defined.
ARIAL contains the ge'ez glyphs
font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;


1. Joomla 1.0.13 +

Create an Amharic language pack lets your users get front-end strings in Amharic.

Copy english.php change name to amharic.php
Copy english.ignore.php change name to amharic.ignore.php
Copy english.xml change name to amharic.xml

A. Edit php files, use Amharic keyboard with utf 8 aware editor (Babelpad on Windows, BBEdit on Macintosh)

Change strings:
example (parts in red have to be translated):
// Site page note found
define( '_404', 'We\'re sorry but the page you requested could not be found.' );
define( '_404_RTS', 'Return to site' );
[etc.]
// common
DEFINE('_LANGUAGE','en'); // change here to am
[etc.]
/** templates/*.php */
DEFINE('_ISO','charset=iso-8859-1');// change here to UTF-8
[etc.]

Save the files as UTF8 NO BOM encoding.
[Back-slashes have to be added before apostrophes as an escape]
[The amharic.ignore.php contains terms which will be ignored by search]

B. Edit amharic.xml
from


to


Save with the iso-8559-1 encoding.

Zip the 3 files together. The package is ready.
Refer to post above to create a UTF8 site, as well as here: http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,174443.0.html
DEFINE('_ISO','charset=iso-8859-1');// change here to UTF-8
has to be changed for the english.php file


Use your Amharic keyboard to change in back-end menus, titles, contents to Amharic.


2. Joomla 1.5

1. 5 is full utf8
Same solution for the fonts used in CSS.
One is NOT forced to use Amharic language files and still may enter Amharic strings in Articles, etc..
Amharic language packs lets users switch on the fly languages in admin and site. INterface and common strings.
This is not an automatic translation of the articles themselves or of the titles, menus, etc. of the data, but all interface.

Language files are separate .ini files in 3 groups:
Installation
Site
Admin

The easiest solution here is to install last nightly build
http://dev.joomla.org/content/view/17/60/#nightly

and when sure it is working OK, install this component
http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla_1_5_tr1/frs/

It is then easy to create a new Amharic package (takes time to translate though and it is suggested to do that as a group)
Name of package should be:
am-ET

Locale should be:
am_ET.utf8, am_ET.UTF-8, am_ET, amh_ET, am, amh, amharic, ethiopic


If, for any reason, some ini or xml  language files are edited manually with a test editor, they have to be saved with the encoding UTF8 NO BOM.

We would be glad to add to the new Joomla 1.5 the Amharic language packs.
In case some of you volunteer, please contact me by pm.
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Re: Amharic for Joomla ,infograf768

Postby mobygsol » Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:41 pm

As per your advice,

in joomla 1.5 is it necessary to have language pack to have an Amharic front end string.
coz in my page  ( http://selfidemocracy.org ) here the fonts do not show up,have a look to the news menu (the menu itself is in both amharic and english) and secondly the flsh news content.

as always your support is greatly apprciated.

tanx!!!

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Re: Amharic for Joomla ,infograf768

Postby infograf768 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:48 am

mobygsol wrote:
in joomla 1.5 is it necessary to have language pack to have an Amharic front end string.

No.
It would hep to get all UI strings translated (written by, readmore, etc.)

Display here is fine:
ታሕሳስ 2007 ዝጀመሮ ሳልሳይ ስሩዕ  ኣኼቢኡ ብ 28 ታሕሳስ 2008 ዓ.ም. ብ ዓወት ዛዚሙ።
እዚ ኣኼባ 'ዚ ኣብ ዘሰክፍ ኩነታት ሃገርናን ኣብ ሕሱም እዋን ናብራ-ሂወት ህዝብናን ብምክያዱ ድርብ ሓላፍነትን ሓያል ሓድነትን ዝሓትት መድረኽ ቃልሲ ምዃኑ ኣዘኻኺሩ።

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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby mobygsol » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:24 am

I realy did not got you,wat do I have to do, to display the fonts?

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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby infograf768 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:05 am

Make sure the latest version of Arial is in your system.
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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby mobygsol » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:13 am

I just went to two Internet cafe to check the display,as a user, it is not working in both usiing IE 5 & IE 6,but in my pc ,since I have pre installed it is,the same might behere too,can you correct me? and advise


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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby kibrom » Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:44 am

I think ..you must have the geez fonts on each computer to desplay ....this is the main problem with geez sites...or you need to have geez fonts download link on your site...

Check
http://ethiopianreporter.com
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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby hmesfin » Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:59 pm

Hi infograf768, I am interested in translating Joomla! for Amharic. I am very adept in both Amharic and English. Despite my infancy on this forum, I have also been using Joomla! for a few years now and understand it very well.

I do have some of the same concerns voiced above regarding the correct display of Amharic content on various terminals with varying configurations. Is it possible to package a translation for Amharic using .ini files to assure correct display on terminals despite local configuration. One of the Arabic translations I looked into has in fact used such a way, and I am wondering if that is a viable option for Amharic.

Your guidance will be very much appreciated in helping make Joomla! available to 80+ million additional potential users!

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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby sanmathiraj » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:34 am

Hello All,

New year wishes!

If you don't mind, please help me to include Amharic RSS news feeds from another website (say http://waltainfo.com ) in to my website http://ethio2k.com

Please visit the page http://ethio2k.com/portal/index.php/com ... temid,127/ and you will see how odd it is when compared to original http://www.waltainfo.com/index.php?opti ... &Itemid=44

I dont need to make whole site into Amharic as I am not an Ethiopian and I dont know to read Amharic. Anyhow I need only one RSS news page in Amharic taken from another site and please advice me how this is possible.

Thanks n regards,

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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby infograf768 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:36 am

sanmathiraj wrote:Hello All,

New year wishes!

If you don't mind, please help me to include Amharic RSS news feeds from another website (say http://waltainfo.com ) in to my website http://ethio2k.com

Please visit the page http://ethio2k.com/portal/index.php/com ... temid,127/ and you will see how odd it is when compared to original http://www.waltainfo.com/index.php?opti ... &Itemid=44

I dont need to make whole site into Amharic as I am not an Ethiopian and I dont know to read Amharic. Anyhow I need only one RSS news page in Amharic taken from another site and please advice me how this is possible.

Thanks n regards,

Sanmathyraj

Looking at the original code, I see

Code: Select all

<span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &#39;Visual Geez Unicode&#39;">


The feed is produced with JS and it is not normally formatted. A feedreader can read it not Joomla!
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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby sanmathiraj » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:53 am

Thanks.. I am using Slick RSS feed reader. Also have the font installed in my local computer. I enabled "Override default encoding" option too. I can see Amharic feeds from 1 site now..Thanks again

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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby tylon » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:13 pm

Hi,

Im just a newbie to Joomla.I was playing around joomla CMS.I have a small problem.I want to create a site in Amharic.I am using Joomla 1.0.15. Two problems I faced.

1) When I want to write a menu item in Amharic, it does not display correctly,both in Firefox 2 and IE 8.
2) When I create a content, it displays correctly in firefox but not in IE 8.

FYI I have all the required fonts installed correctly on my system, I believe.

I am stuck,

Please Help

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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby infograf768 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:35 am

tylon wrote:Hi,

Im just a newbie to Joomla.I was playing around joomla CMS.I have a small problem.I want to create a site in Amharic.I am using Joomla 1.0.15. Two problems I faced.

1) When I want to write a menu item in Amharic, it does not display correctly,both in Firefox 2 and IE 8.
2) When I create a content, it displays correctly in firefox but not in IE 8.

FYI I have all the required fonts installed correctly on my system, I believe.

I am stuck,

Please Help

Your site has to be utf8.
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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby tylon » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:16 am

infograf768, thank you very much for you attention.

Can you please clarify your answer a little bit? I don't know how to make my site utf8.

Apologies before hand if my questions are too silly.

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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby infograf768 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:53 pm

@tylon

there are a few resources on the way to create a 1.0.15 site as utf8 but I would not advise you to.
It is much easier to start with Joomla 1.5.
FYI, 1.0.x support will stop in July this year.
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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby tylon » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:24 pm

infograf768, thanks for your followup.

As per your recommendation, I've setup my site using Joomla 1.5. It seems to work fine on firefox 3 and 2 but not in IE8( Win XP). The page encoding setting of IE8 is set to utf8.No clue why the problem happens.

Any help?

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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby fujii » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:32 pm

I did everything that you mention on the forum topic and I try to create Amharic language pack , everything is going smoothly it installed successfully but the problem is when i publish the language i got this error ," Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home2/qatarfoc/public_html/fetco/langu/amharic.php:1) in /home2/qatarfoc/public_html/fetco/administrator/index2.php on line 37"
I need you to help me out thank you in advance; I will be expecting your
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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby infograf768 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:27 am

fujii wrote:I did everything that you mention on the forum topic and I try to create Amharic language pack , everything is going smoothly it installed successfully but the problem is when i publish the language i got this error ," Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home2/qatarfoc/public_html/fetco/langu/amharic.php:1) in /home2/qatarfoc/public_html/fetco/administrator/index2.php on line 37"
I need you to help me out thank you in advance; I will be expecting your

I have no issue with your pack here on a joomla 1.0.15 utf8 aware installation.
See how to make Joomla 1.0.x behave ok in utf8 here
viewtopic.php?f=123&t=174443

For your error, search these forums for the string
"Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent"
Usually, this happens because one of the php files you modified has been saved with an empty line at the beginning or the end of the file.
see peculiarly configuration.php as you Amharic.php file looks fine here.
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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby infograf768 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:31 am

tylon wrote:infograf768, thanks for your followup.

As per your recommendation, I've setup my site using Joomla 1.5. It seems to work fine on firefox 3 and 2 but not in IE8( Win XP). The page encoding setting of IE8 is set to utf8.No clue why the problem happens.

Any help?

There are some issues between IE8 and some layouts.
Could you precise what exactly are your problems?
Screenshot, link to site?
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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby tylon » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:15 am

infograf768 wrote:There are some issues between IE8 and some layouts.
Could you precise what exactly are your problems?
Screenshot, link to site?


My site is still offline,but please have a look at the following sites as an example.

http://www.ethiopianreporter.com & http://www.amharicnews.com/newzena/

IE8 correctly renders the fonts on the first site. But not on the 2nd one( I've attached the screenshot FYI).

I believe my problem is the same as the second one.

Let me know if this helps you understand my problem.
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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby infograf768 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:00 am

Difficult to judge.
These 2 sites are joomla 1.0.x site.
One is encoded utf8 and the one displayed is iso-8559-1
This is indeed not a layout issue.
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Amharic for Joomla

Postby fishwond » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:33 am

hello there
i was trying to to write an article on my website in Amharic language but i don't know how because the article manager in my joomla1.5 doesn't contain Amharic fonts. so please help me out so that i can write my articles in Amharic

thank you for your time

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Re: Amharic for Joomla

Postby yosiasz » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:24 pm

do you have an Amharic keyboard with utf 8 aware editor. We are also trying to recruit Amharic translators to have Joomla in Amharic. Are you a possible volunteer?

Thanks


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