Here are a few updates.Language:
The intent of the project is to provide a single script that can be uploaded to a users Joomla installation or domain (will work without Joomla to give server environment info) in order to provide the simplest install possible for non technical users who may have limited experience uploading and installing files.
This was why it was decided at this time to not have a separate language file.
Most (but maybe not all) of the language strings have been defined at the top of the file for the purpose to make it easier to convert the FPA script into different languages.
The drawback of this method for the translators/maintainers is any new versions of FPA will need to have the translated strings copied over from the older version, possibly some new strings translated. So while this method makes it more of a pain for us to maintain, it makes it easier for end users to install.
The other option that was considered, is to provide separate language files. This makes it more complicated for a user to install as they would need to also upload an additional language file. This makes it much easier for the translators/maintainers, but can make it harder for inexperienced persons as they now need to upload 2 files (at least for translations).
Along these lines a recent suggestion was made to use the method similar to what Nicholas Dionysopouloses uses on Akeeba Kickstart. There is a default English language within the file in case no external language files can be found and separate language ini files (including English) for the translations. The file (kickstart.php) attempts to look at the browser and load the language file that matches the browser language if possible/available.Other Suggestions:
A suggestion was made to investigate the possibility of using something other than quote tags in generated output as it seems quote tags break in some cases (If I understand correctly) when using other forums.
.....for Kunena, the choice to use quote for the forum formating is producing "wrote" to some places on the rendered code on forums. There should be a better way to do this.
I don't know at this point if this would be a specific issue, bug in the Kunena forum software or if there is another way of handling this. If anyone has suggestions let's hear them.
There is now a Finnish Translation available for download
Direct download links:https://github.com/ForumPostAssistant/FPA/tarball/fi-FI