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Need translation files to create Japanese version

  1. nzerinto
    Member

    Hi Gravityforms guys

    I'd like to get hold of the .po file to make a Japanese translated version - could you please send this to my email address on file? Thanks!

    Jeff

    Posted 9 years ago on Saturday July 21, 2012 | Permalink
  2. I don't know of a Japanese translation yet for Gravity Forms. However, I have pinged the developers to find out for sure. In the meantime, you can translate your version of Gravity Forms. In the languages folder of the plugin, you will find our POT file, as well as some MO files that have been created. You can use these to help you with translating, and once you are done, we would love to get a copy of what you've done for future Gravity Forms users if you are interested.

    Posted 9 years ago on Sunday July 22, 2012 | Permalink
  3. nzerinto
    Member

    Ok got it. Never done this before so might be interesting, but we'll see how we go.
    To be honest I won't translate the whole thing as my Japanese is atrocious, but I do have a lot of Japanese friends so I'll see if they can help

    Cheers!

    Posted 9 years ago on Sunday July 22, 2012 | Permalink
  4. Thank you for taking a shot at it. I checked with the developers though and we're going to try and make all the existing translations available.

    Posted 9 years ago on Sunday July 22, 2012 | Permalink
  5. nzerinto
    Member

    To test it out we made the changes, but they aren't showing up on the live site. Is there a step by step on getting the translation files to show up?

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday July 23, 2012 | Permalink
  6. Please explain the procedure you used for getting this to work. Maybe we can see where you have missed a step.

    After your create your .Mo file using the translation tool of your choice (Poedit is a commonly used tool) you need to name it properly, and save it in the wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/ directory. I'm not completely certain of the name, but it will look something like this (the name of the plugin needs to be included in the name, but I'm unsure of the actual "ja" part.):

    gravityforms-ja.mo

    Reference here:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_in_Your_Language

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday July 23, 2012 | Permalink
  7. nzerinto
    Member

    Ok, that's more complicated than I thought. I'm surprised you guys don't have a walk-through to briefly explain how to do the translation - I think a lot more people would do it if there was a guide.
    Anyway, followed your instructions, but it's still not showing.

    After copying the .MO file to the gravityforms directory (not the "Languages" sub directory, right?), is there anything else I need to do? I thought I might have had the naming convention wrong, but I'm pretty sure I tested every possible combination, and it's not working.

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday July 25, 2012 | Permalink
  8. What did you call the .mo file (filename) and can you post a link to it on your server please, so we can see that it's in the correct location?

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday July 25, 2012 | Permalink
  9. nzerinto
    Member

    Never mind, found this post which is kinda helpful:

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/forums/topic/multi-language-translation-capabilities

    and a link off to an external site, showing how to do the whole translation process:

    http://weblogtoolscollection.com/archives/2007/08/27/localizing-a-wordpress-plugin-using-poedit/

    Also found out the translation should take effect if the site is IN the language translated. I thought the site I was working on was in Japanese, as Japanese characters are appearing all over the backend, but I guess not.....

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday July 25, 2012 | Permalink
  10. OK. Glad you figured that out.

    The WP_LANG constant needs to be defined in wp-config.php and match the naming of your plugin .mo files for the translation to work.

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday July 25, 2012 | Permalink
  11. nzerinto
    Member

    Understood. I figured it out - the damn language files hadn't been installed - they had been in a previous version of the site, but the old server crashed and the server company didn't make nightly backups (my mistake for trusting them), so after restoring from a pretty old backup of the DB (didn't backup files), this part was missed during the restoration.
    Am installing language files now, and am much more informed of the whole process. For anyone else viewing this conversation in the future, this link is pretty helpful as well:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress_in_Your_Language

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday July 25, 2012 | Permalink
  12. Very cool. Thanks for posting those resources and we're glad you were able to resolve the issue.

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday July 25, 2012 | Permalink

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