PLEASE NOTE: These forums are no longer utilized and are provided as an archive for informational purposes only. All support issues will be handled via email using our support ticket system. For more detailed information on this change, please see this blog post.

Where can I get the .po files?

  1. Gravity Forms comes with .mo files, also in my language Dutch. However I want to change some translations. Therefore I need the gravityforms-nl_NL.po file. Where/how can I get it?

    Suggestion: include the .po files in the package. If I make a multi-language site I usually need all the .po files of the involved languages.

    Unless I am missing something and there is a way to alter a .mo file?

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday October 16, 2012 | Permalink
  2. David Peralty

    Hi e-rik, I can send you the .po file you need. Is the e-mail in your profile where you want it sent?

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday October 16, 2012 | Permalink
  3. Hi David,

    Yes please send me the .po files. You've got my e-mail.

    What do you guys think of my suggestion to include the .po files in the package? Or else make them downloadable somewhere.

    regards,
    e-rik

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday October 16, 2012 | Permalink
  4. David Peralty

    At the end of the day, we do make them available to anyone that asks for them or needs them.

    If I had to guess why they aren't included though, I think part of it would be that we would love people to push translations back to us, and no one would do that if they had things handy all the time. ;) So if you notice anything that needs changing, you could also let us know, and then everyone could have the best translations possible.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday October 16, 2012 | Permalink
  5. David Peralty

    Sent you the file via e-mail.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday October 16, 2012 | Permalink
  6. Hi David,

    Thanks for the file, I received your e-mail.

    As for the 'best translations possible': in my experience that may differ from case to case. There are cases where you want a more informal tone and cases where you want it more formal. In the Netherlands for example we have two forms for the English "you", a casual "jij" and a more formal, polite "u" (in German: Du and Sie). This is the case in many languages. Then you also have customers who have special wishes for certain translations. So in my opinion there can never be "One Perfect Translation That Covers Them All". That's why I always like to have the .po files of the plugins I use.

    I don't follow your argument that people would not push translations back to you if they have the .po files. In fact, I think the opposite is true. I for example would correct mistakes or improve translations if I had the .po file. I would not make a whole new translation of all 1500 strings if I had to start from scratch, unless no translation existed for my language at all. I think people will be more likely to send in their translations if you provide them with the existing .po files.

    Best regards,
    e-rik

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday October 16, 2012 | Permalink
  7. David Peralty

    Thanks again for the feedback. I'll bring it in front of the team. I really appreciate it.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday October 16, 2012 | Permalink
  8. Thanks for the feedback e-rik.
    The reason we decided to leave the PO files out of the plugin was because they are very large files and we wanted to keep the size of the zip as small as possible. We do give them away for everybody that asks for them and we are planning on placing them for download somewhere on the support site.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday October 16, 2012 | Permalink
  9. please make it easier for use different languages.
    You sell the plugin all over the world?

    I am stuck again now also
    pleas send me the languages files also

    Posted 9 years ago on Sunday October 21, 2012 | Permalink
  10. Hey guys. Can you send me the language files? Are they not downloadable somewhere on this site? I have a great impression of gravity forms. Not making the language files available in the package or for download pulls down my posivite impression of your product.

    Edit: Hmm.. jumping to conclusions here. I found the language files. Thanks! :-) Now how to activate them...

    Kind regards,
    Simon

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday November 23, 2012 | Permalink
  11. David Peralty

    Just for anyone that doesn't read your edit.

    You can go to the downloads page on the right side, you'll see we have included the language files on the same page as the main Gravity Forms download. Good luck!

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/downloads/#Gravity_Forms_Translations

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday November 23, 2012 | Permalink