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We want to translate Joomla into Kyrgyz, need info.

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:55 pm
by jumasheff
Hi, JTeam,

We are Bizdin Muras Public Foundation team, (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) and we would like to translate Joomla! 3x into Kyrgyz language.
We have looked through http://community.joomla.org/translation ... tions.html but couldn't get a clear vision on how and where we should start.

We we are doing now:
* Ugly hack: installed Turkish language, and made it pretend to be a Kyrgyz one;
* Installed Localize and started translation on-site.

What would greatly help:
* A way to get rid of ugly hacks -- that is, it would be great to have an "unaccredited" langpacks installer;
* An online tool with Translation Memory (TM), like this one: http://pootle.readthedocs.org/en/latest/index.html
* Flag of Kyrgyzstan (currently we have 16x12 ky_kg.png, which is pretending to be a .gif file :)

Upon completion, we want to submit the package, so that it would be available for everyone.

Re: We want to translate Joomla into Kyrgyz, need info.

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:26 am
by imanickam
jumasheff:

Welcome to the Joomla Forum!

Thanks for volunteering to help in the translation of Joomla! language files to Kyrgyz.

As you may very well know:
The ISO 639-1 code for the Kyrgyz language is ky
The ISO 3166-2 code for the country Kyrgyzstan is KG

So, the language code to be used would be ky-KG

Suggest reviewing the following documents:
http://community.joomla.org/translation ... olicy.html

https://docs.joomla.org/Language
https://docs.joomla.org/Making_a_Langua ... for_Joomla
https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Making_a_L ... for_Joomla

Glad to know that you are using com_localise to translathe language language files. I believe that you are on the right direction. The latest version of com_localise can be found at https://github.com/joomla-projects/com_localise.

As for as the online translation tools, it is generally left to the translation coordinators of a particular language as to how they want to coordinate and publish the language pack. Translation team members use various online tools such as Transifex and WebTranlateIt to do the translation. You could choose what is best for you and your team to work with.

The language pack involves not just ini files but also xml and js files. So, after the translation, preparing the language pack is important. The files have the encoding of UTF-8.

The flag image files are of the size 18px X 12px in the GIF format. For Kyrgyz, the flag image file name would be ky_kg.gif

Let us know if you need any further help.

Also, let us know once you make the language pack so that we can test it.

Note: In addition to the core language pack (that contains both admin & site files), the ini file that is used during the installation also needs to be translated. en-GB being the native language of Joomla, you can get this file from the core Joomla! Stable pack. It is available in the directory \installation\language\en-GB.

Re: We want to translate Joomla into Kyrgyz, need info.

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:36 am
by jumasheff
Is it possible to install a language pack not included in the list of accredited ones? What I would like to do is to manually install a language pack prepared as per https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Making_a_L ... for_Joomla instructions.
Thanks!

Re: We want to translate Joomla into Kyrgyz, need info.

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:26 am
by rued
You can install any correctly built language pack through the normal Joomla installer in admin/backend, like any other Joomla extension.

Re: We want to translate Joomla into Kyrgyz, need info.

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:52 am
by jumasheff
Thanks everyone for your time and commitment. With the latest com_localize everything is going smooth so far.

Re: We want to translate Joomla into Kyrgyz, need info.

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:22 pm
by infograf768
Please use this version of com_localise:
https://github.com/joomla-projects/com_ ... e/releases
version 4.0.12-dev

Re: We want to translate Joomla into Kyrgyz, need info.

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:26 pm
by jumasheff
infograf768 wrote:Please use this version of com_localise:
https://github.com/joomla-projects/com_ ... e/releases
version 4.0.12-dev
Thanks!
That is the one we are using already.

Re: We want to translate Joomla into Kyrgyz, need info.

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:52 pm
by horus_68
jumasheff wrote: What would greatly help:
* An online tool with Translation Memory (TM), like this one: http://pootle.readthedocs.org/en/latest/index.html
I recommend to create your language here and start translating!
https://crowdin.com/project/joomla-cms