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Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by addisa » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:50 pm

I use 1.5.2 Amharic on joomla but i can't see my font all i see is ?????

i just like to show a news on unicode fonts (Amharic)

We need a help and we have a problem about Joomla on Amharic

how can i make Amharic language pack for me do we have official Joomla! site for Amharic?.

Users like me we have a lot off problems

We can't find Ethiopic-Language Pack for admin or site for 1.5.2

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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by infograf768 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:04 am

2 issues apparently here:

1. Amharic joomla language pack
We have no registered Translation Team for Amharic.
See here how to make a language pack (look at the part concerning 1.5).
http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f ... 09&start=0
If you make some please contact me.

2. Display Amharic on a Joomla site
Make sure, BEFORE you install Joomla, that the database is correctly collated UTF8
You may not need any specific font as Arial contains Amharic glyphs.

PS- DO NOT USE JOOMLA 1.5.2. It is vulnerable.
I suggest you install a brand new 1.5.15 Joomla on a utf8 collated database.
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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by addisa » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:23 pm

Copy english.php change name to amharic.php // for Amharic, maybe different for your language
Copy english.ignore.php change name to amharic.ignore.php // for Amharic, maybe different for your language
Copy english.xml change name to amharic.xml // for Amharic, maybe different for your language

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Where do i find this "english.ignore.php??

I have the new joomla 1.5

How do i know if my server is database is correctly collated UTF8???

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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by addisa » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:24 pm

If you help me how to do the language pack yes i can make Amharic language pack ...

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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by infograf768 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:10 am

addisa wrote:Copy english.php change name to amharic.php // for Amharic, maybe different for your language
Copy english.ignore.php change name to amharic.ignore.php // for Amharic, maybe different for your language
Copy english.xml change name to amharic.xml // for Amharic, maybe different for your language

Thank you

Where do i find this "english.ignore.php??

I have the new joomla 1.5

How do i know if my server is database is correctly collated UTF8???

Thank you
The first part of that thread concerns Joomla 1.0 x
As I told you, it is the second part concerning 1.5 you should read.
See here how to make a language pack (look at the part concerning 1.5).
In that second part is explained precisely WHERE are the en-GB files, a link to the Translation Manager component to help you make new language packs BASED on the existing English pack included in Joomla distribution.
Concerning your database, you have to use PhpMyAdmin or similar to inspect the collation of the database, the collation of the tables in the database AND the collation of the fields in the tables.

It is better to start from scratch.
1 Create your database.
2. With PhpMyAdmin, make sure the db is collated UTF8
3. Install Joomla 1.5.15
4. Install the Translation Manager
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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by addisa » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:35 pm

The first part of that thread concerns Joomla 1.0 x
As I told you, it is the second part concerning 1.5 you should read.
See here how to make a language pack (look at the part concerning 1.5).
In that second part is explained precisely WHERE are the en-GB files, a link to the Translation Manager component to help you make new language packs BASED on the existing English pack included in Joomla distribution.


Concerning your database, you have to use PhpMyAdmin or similar to inspect the collation of the database, the collation of the tables in the database AND the collation of the fields in the tables.

It is better to start from scratch.
1 Create your database.
2. With PhpMyAdmin, make sure the db is collated UTF8
3. Install Joomla 1.5.15
4. Install the Translation Manager[/quote]

I have my websit online if i create a new database from scratch how about my webpage can i still move the site to the new one b/c i need my site to be online.

I do have joomla on my public-html how can i create from scratch if i have joomla on my site?

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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by infograf768 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:10 pm

For that kind of job, it is advised to install on your PC a server as WAMPP, MAMP or else to work easily.
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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by yosiasz » Thu May 27, 2010 12:22 am

Greetings

Digging up an old post here. Is there an official Amharic translation team? If so how can I join. If not I am willing to volunteer to spearhead that group for now until a more proficient speaker is found. I am alsmot finished with the language pack. Please direct me to the right point of contact.

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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by infograf768 » Thu May 27, 2010 1:32 pm

We have no Amharic Translation Team and welcome a volunteer.

You may contact me to discuss how this can be done.
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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by infograf768 » Thu May 27, 2010 1:35 pm

Replied to your mail.
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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by addisa » Thu May 27, 2010 4:00 pm

How can I help?

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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by yosiasz » Thu May 27, 2010 7:03 pm

Greetings addisa

I have installed the Translation Manager component. I can send you the language package I have worked on so far. I just realized it is bigger than I expected: Site , Administration, Installation.
We can divide it up and work on it or maybe infograf768 can give us some insight as to how to approach this. I see many words repeated. It would have been nice if there is a way to gather distinct words. Anyways awaiting your feedbacks.

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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by addisa » Thu May 27, 2010 7:17 pm

yosiasz wrote:Greetings addisa

I have installed the Translation Manager component. I can send you the language package I have worked on so far. I just realized it is bigger than I expected: Site , Administration, Installation.
We can divide it up and work on it or maybe infograf768 can give us some insight as to how to approach this. I see many words repeated. It would have been nice if there is a way to gather distinct words. Anyways awaiting your feedbacks.

Thank you
yosiasz Greetings to you

Thank you very much for your dedication. Since no one helped me I can give up for a while. I did know how I can offer my assistant on Amharic language pack. But I am delightful to volunteer on translation I know Amharic perhaps I can work on a guiding basis since I'm not familiar with the all aspect of Joomla. But we can make it with the assistant infograf768 so whatever you want me to do more with translation, of course I have other commitments when my time permits I will follow your direction.

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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by yosiasz » Thu May 27, 2010 7:40 pm

አዲሳ ጤና ይስጥልኝ! ልትተባበረኝ ፈቃደኛ በመሆንህ እጅግ አመሰግንሀለው! አኔም አናንዳንተው ጊዜዬ የተጣበበ ነው። ምንችለውን ያህል ካደረግን ግን ጥሩ ውጤት ላይ መድረስ ምንችል ይመስለኛል። :)

So I have applied for a new project once it is approved I will let you know and add you as a contributor. Do you have joomla installed in a dev environment? also do you have the Translation Manager installed?

Here is my dev environment.

VMWare Player
OS on VMWare Player: Ubuntu 9.10 + phpmyadmin + LAMP stack
Joomla: latest version installed on top of the Ubuntu install

What does your environment look like. I guess it does not matter. So I will be emailing you the language pack I have worked on so far and you can take a look at it. But let's wait also for some more direction from infograf768 before we waste precious time or go down the wrong track. Wow this is exciting! finally someone to work with on Amharic stuff! It has great potential for so many stuff! imagine a farmer in Ethiopia being able to see his coffe goods using a joomla website he has setup. no middle man, selling his stuff directly to consumers. a small clinic having access to health information in amharic in remote area! the possiblities are endless.

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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by yosiasz » Fri May 28, 2010 5:22 am

Hi there

this is am-ET.ini for installation folder. Notice my very poor Amharic! Translating some of those is tough and might/will differ from person to person. I will attach the ini.
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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by infograf768 » Fri May 28, 2010 5:45 am

Folks, please do not post full ini files in the thread.
If you wish, put them as attachment.

@yosiasz
It looks like you are working on an obsolete installation ini.
Please use the last one available.
Headers:
# $Id: en-GB.ini 11393 2009-01-05 02:11:06Z ian $
# Joomla! Project
# Copyright (C) 2005 - 2010 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.
# License http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html GNU/GPL, see LICENSE.php
# Note : All ini files need to be saved as UTF-8 - No BOM

Your reference should be the last Joomla 1.5.17 install
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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by addisa » Fri May 28, 2010 7:52 pm

I'll look in to it if u need help on Amharic i can help too

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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by yosiasz » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:10 pm

ok addisa, that makes three of us so far in this effort

1. addisa
2. Samuel Fantahun
3. Yosias

Jean-Marie there are a few projects already created for Amharic Translation. Should we use those or create our own? I had submitted one for our team but have not heard an answer.

Slowly we are getting there.


Thanks!!

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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by infograf768 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:04 am

On the Translation Teams side, we have no feedback about producing Amharic language packs for 1.5.
We welcome any initiative to concretely make some.

Just create a team and get to it! ;)
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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by yosiasz » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:49 am

oui monsieur! I have a few volunteers. we will get a crack at it. But I still have not heard if we were approved for project. For now the project is called (by mistake) Yosias Selemon :(

A bientot!

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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by infograf768 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:12 pm

yosiasz wrote:oui monsieur! I have a few volunteers. we will get a crack at it. But I still have not heard if we were approved for project. For now the project is called (by mistake) Yosias Selemon :(

A bientot!
As we talked on skype, you should have now a good idea of the todos.
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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by asme » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:28 am

Hey bro

I was looking Amharic language pack for joomla 1.5 . and I have read all your discussions may be you will come with a solution. the problem what I am suffering from is not different from others, I just develop my website in windows 7 with joomla 1.5, but when I test in different OS my amharic font display as box shape. and I don´t know what to do with this please need your help

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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by yosiasz » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:51 pm

Hey ሸጊቱ :)

Do you have any sort of Ethiopic fonts installed on your PC? what do you see when you go browse lucyzare.com for example

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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

Post by Rbee1 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:47 am

Please, some one tell me is there the Thai language pack I am a newbie, thanks

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Re: Amharic (Ethiopic) language pack???

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