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Language Packs Installation Instructions

by MosaicDave » Mon May 09, 2011 1:55 pm

Hi--

I've just installed and configured phpBB3 for the first time yesterday. And I'm having a couple of questions regarding the installation of language packs - in particular, the one for American English:

1. The online instructions in two different locations differ: One (http://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/trans ... /faq/f_565) says to "upload the language files to your web host, into the phpBB root directory"; the other (docs/README.html#i18n) says to "simply download the required language pack and unarchive it into the languages/ folder". In practice, neither of these seems to work: I found that in order to get the language pack to install, I had to go into the hierarchy of directories contained in the language pack archive (us_english_1_0_2.zip in my case) and locate the "en-us" folder, and move this folder into the {phpbb root}/languages folder - only then would the Administrator tools appear to properly locate the language pack and allow it to be installed. I'd just like to know, if I am missing something here.

2. In traversing the hierarchy of directories contained in the language pack archive (us_english_1_0_2.zip in my case) I see that there are also some "styles" directories - in particular, for "prosilver" and "subsilver2". What, if anything, is meant to be done with these styles directories? Replace the ones that installed by default along with phpbb-3.0.8? Is there some means within phpBB3 by which the style imagesets are supposed to be switched when changing the default language of an entire board? Well, it would be easier to see what is going on, if I were changing to a very different language like Arabic or Russian, whereas perhaps the differences between the imagesets for American and British English may be small or nonexistent...

Okay; thanks very much--

--Dave
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Re: Language Packs Installation Instructions

by Miles Cellar » Tue May 10, 2011 7:30 pm

Hey,

MosaicDave wrote:1. The online instructions in two different locations differ: One (http://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/trans ... /faq/f_565) says to "upload the language files to your web host, into the phpBB root directory"; the other (docs/README.html#i18n) says to "simply download the required language pack and unarchive it into the languages/ folder". In practice, neither of these seems to work: I found that in order to get the language pack to install, I had to go into the hierarchy of directories contained in the language pack archive (us_english_1_0_2.zip in my case) and locate the "en-us" folder, and move this folder into the {phpbb root}/languages folder - only then would the Administrator tools appear to properly locate the language pack and allow it to be installed. I'd just like to know, if I am missing something here.


In fact, in the past, we used a zip file to decompress into the languages/ directory because there was only the language files included in it. Now, thanks to our new system, our zip file contains languages files and localized imagesets. That's why you have to upload your languages/ and styles/ directories (located the decompressed language pack) into your phpBB root (so overwrite the existing ones).

MosaicDave wrote:2. In traversing the hierarchy of directories contained in the language pack archive (us_english_1_0_2.zip in my case) I see that there are also some "styles" directories - in particular, for "prosilver" and "subsilver2". What, if anything, is meant to be done with these styles directories? Replace the ones that installed by default along with phpbb-3.0.8? Is there some means within phpBB3 by which the style imagesets are supposed to be switched when changing the default language of an entire board? Well, it would be easier to see what is going on, if I were changing to a very different language like Arabic or Russian, whereas perhaps the differences between the imagesets for American and British English may be small or nonexistent...


Yeah you're right, they are in fact nonexistent. Unfortunately, if you don't do that and if you use American English (or another foreign language) as language to be dispayed, phpBB will detect that the appropriate imageset, related to the language, are not installed, but it will not replace them by the default ones. You'll see a blank space instead, no images at all.

I hope you understood me ;) .

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Re: Language Packs Installation Instructions

by ZaphodScotsman » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:01 pm

Maybe he understood, but I don't: I mean, I looked through the folders, but don't understand how to install it. There's this forum in a foreign language that I want to join, but won't accept english.
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Re: Language Packs Installation Instructions

by Miles Cellar » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:56 pm

Only administrators can install a language pack on their board, visitors/users are not able to do it. You can use translations services like Google Translate or Bing Translator if you want to translate a content into another language. :)
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Re: Language Packs Installation Instructions

by texasbushcraft » Thu May 16, 2013 11:40 pm

So, I've uploaded and installed my American Language Pack. Still nothing has changed. I've enabled "Recompile stale style components" Again, nothing. I test if its working by checking the "FAQ" page. I am using the SoftWood phpbb3 style that I have customized to my liking. What am I doing wrong? If there is additional info needed let me know and I'll do what I can.
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Re: Language Packs Installation Instructions

by Miles Cellar » Thu May 16, 2013 11:45 pm

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Re: Language Packs Installation Instructions

by texasbushcraft » Thu May 16, 2013 11:50 pm

Maël Soucaze wrote:Please see: https://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/how-to ... guage-pack

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Thats what I get for being impatient. Thanks. Maybe next time I'll read the whole thing. Sorry for wasting your time.
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Re: Language Packs Installation Instructions

by Miles Cellar » Fri May 17, 2013 12:16 am

No problem, glad to see your issue solved!

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Re: Language Packs Installation Instructions

by tlchost » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:31 pm

it must be me....I uploaded the contents of the american english 2.6 zip file to /language and /theme in the phbb root and they are not recognized....feeling quite dense
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Re: Language Packs Installation Instructions

by CoinHELP » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:03 am

I had to delete the old American English file via FTP. I uploaded the new language pack and it doesn't show in the ACP. I only have the en. I even renamed the american 3.0.0 language pack to en_us and it still doesn't show up so I can install. What am I doing wrong?
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