How to voluteer to translate Joomla to Swahili ?

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How to voluteer to translate Joomla to Swahili ?

Post by drjoenjenga » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:23 pm

Hello Everyone,
My name is Dr Joe I am a Joomla Developer working and living in Kenya East Africa, I am a big fun of Joomla and I would like to volunteer to translate Joomla into Swahili how do I go about this? Can anyone explain the procedure?
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Re: How to voluteer to translate Joomla to Swahili ?

Post by Markstein » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:05 am

Give this page a read which provides some information.

http://community.joomla.org/translations.html

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Re: How to voluteer to translate Joomla to Swahili ?

Post by imanickam » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:33 am

Dr. Joe,

Thanks for volunteering to translate Joomla! to Swahili. As there are 2 predominant versions of Joomla! at present (Joomla! 1.5 and Joomla! 1.7), which version of Joomla! are you planning to translate?

Based on this information, we could provide more guidance about what would be the next steps.

Just curious to know whether you would be be using Latin alphabets or Arabic alphabets.
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Re: How to voluteer to translate Joomla to Swahili ?

Post by drjoenjenga » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:37 am

imanickam wrote:Dr. Joe,

Thanks for volunteering to translate Joomla! to Swahili. As there are 2 predominant versions of Joomla! at present (Joomla! 1.5 and Joomla! 1.7), which version of Joomla! are you planning to translate?

Based on this information, we could provide more guidance about what would be the next steps.

Just curious to know whether you would be be using Latin alphabets or Arabic alphabets.
I would like to translate the two versions if that is possible. I am using Latin Alphabets Swahili is written in Latin Alphabet though it has an Arab origin. I would appreciate further guidance

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Re: How to voluteer to translate Joomla to Swahili ?

Post by infograf768 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:23 pm

At this stage, as 1.5 will reach end of life in a few months, I rather suggest you do 1.7.

Please see:
http://docs.joomla.org/Making_a_Languag ... Joomla_1.6

First install Joomla 1.7.1 locally.
Then install this component to start translating:
http://joomlacode.org/gf/download/frsre ... .7.1.0.zip

I suggest you first do the site part.

The tag for Swahili is sw-KE

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