This document is designed to provide you with quick steps in creating translations (language files) for Dioscouri extensions.
Install the base Joomla language file
To effectively translate a Dioscouri extension into any other language, you should have that core Joomla translation available in your Joomla site (although it does not need to be your default language).
Install the 'Translations Manager' extension
To make creating translation files easy, we recommend (as does the Joomla team) to use the Translations Manager extension. It is a free extension that you can download here:
Confirm your languages in Translation manager
Open the Translations manager extension from within your Joomla admin-side and ensure that the language to which you wish to translate the Dioscouri extension is installed as well as the English language.
Locate and translate Dioscouri language files for the Front-End
Select your language's site file and click 'View Files'. Then locate all the files for that extension. They will most likely be indicated by a red 'X' in the status column. Click on the file name to open it and begin the translation. Just translate the phrases displayed by changing the text in the right column of the file display. Save the changes when you are done. Repeat this for each language file.
Locate and translate Dioscouri language files for the Admin-side
If you have a need to translate the admin-side of any Dioscouri extension use the same steps as above; however, select your languages 'administrator' files (instead of the 'site files').
Packaging up files for sharing/distributing
If you are just going to be using your translations for your own sites you can use the integrated packaging option within the Translations Manager extension.
Using the Package function to create the needed translation package.
You can use the 'package' function within the Translations Manager extension to create the installable packages; however, you will need to make changes to the final package because the package function will include all of the translation files (for all extensions) and you need to only include the files specific to the Dioscouri extension.
Sharing the translations
If you want to share your translations (and earn points for doing so) you can do it one of two ways.
If you are translating a Commercial application then you should provide both the site.zip and administrator.zip package files (as indicated above) as an attachment to a Support Center ticket. (You don't need to have a support subscription to submit a translation).
For community extensions you can upload your translation via a ticket on the projects.dioscouri.com site.
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