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Since MB is fully localizable people can post their translated files here to share with the community.

To all plug-in and theme developers can you make all plug-ins and themes localizable too. so the community can start to translate.

 
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  • Created:over 3 years ago
  • Modified:over 3 years ago

Hi I have been searching for a Danish translation… Did I mis a download link somewhere?

EDITED

Foreign MB users have got a place to upload Localization files :–) I will upload Danish MB default Theme translation to http://www.mbmods.com/downloads/Media-Browser/Localization/

 
 
  • Created:over 3 years ago
  • Modified:over 3 years ago

Could anyone pass me the translation into Portuguese of Brazil say how do I apply the translation? Type one is doing something in the settings of the Media Browser. I use the Media Browser 2.2.5

 
  • Hi sotextes. Here is pt-br version https://www.humyo.com/FVChPdz/MB_Localization_pt-br.rar?a=gseDEZyu1OU. Just extract file strings-pt.xml to folder c:\ProgramData\MediaBrowser\Localization. Your windows culture should be set to portuguese (Brazil). – migmac over 3 years ago
  • Thanks in defalt theme, everything is translated but in diamond part of media playback, actor, director, etc. does not translate, you have the translation diamond theme? If it has could pass? I thank you for the attention of the community because it is always helpful to us. – Sotextes over 3 years ago
  • Unfortunately Diamond does not support localization at this moment. There is a feature request and I think soultaker is taking care of that. – migmac over 3 years ago
  • ok, thanks – Sotextes over 3 years ago
 
  • Created:over 3 years ago

after translating it.. how do I change the software into my language? Do I have to replace the english file or there is another way?

 
  • You need to have spanish set as your language in Windows and then have the proper language file available. – ebr over 3 years ago
  • could you please tell me more? – santi over 3 years ago
  • As ebr told, if your windows is set to spanish, rename localized strings file name(original is strings-en) to strings-es and copy it to folder “Localization” under c:\ProgramData\MediaBrowser – migmac over 3 years ago
 
  • Created:over 3 years ago

I'll work on the spanish translation :)

 
 
  • Created:almost 4 years ago
  • Modified:almost 4 years ago

Hi guys,

Here is portuguese (brazilian) localized file. Pls, after trying it, if you find some mistype or if you have some suggesttion to improve localization, just post a comment here and I will be glad to improve it.

http://rapidshare.com/files/396091780/MB_Localization_pt-br.rar.html

 
  • hello, I use the MB 2.2.5, with diamond theme downloaded this translation but I can not work, put it in the directory location, but when I enter the MB is all in English again, someone could give me a hint how to proceed? Now appreciate. – Sotextes over 3 years ago
 
  • Created:almost 4 years ago
  • Modified:almost 4 years ago

Hi,

Until something’s done for translation stuff, you can find french translation for MB Cronos, Vanilla 2.0, Maelstrom, etc…

Traduction française de MediaBrowser 2.2.4 Cronos

Note : there are a lot to modify and check as french language is quite longer than english is, to tell the same story. So I'll have a look at it deeper and update it this WE.

Now that I've done that, I just realized that it'd be even better to have some online board where we could update sentences by sentences for each language. This would help remaining up to date for each release and avoid looking for every fan file proposal.

Edit : 06/03/2010 Update of the translation correcting mistakes, shortening sentences… slight tests remaining to be done though

 
 
  • Created:almost 4 years ago
  • Modified:almost 4 years ago

Hi,

Is there some repository with all translations ?

Point is to know wether some are already done (in my case, french) and if not achieve them.

Edit : I mean I'll do french if not already existing. :)

 
  • there’s no central repo yet. it’s being discussed here. – birkoff almost 4 years ago
 
  • Created:almost 4 years ago

Done with swedish translation, see this post

 
 
  • Created:almost 4 years ago

Maybe you are saving into a different character-encoding scheme. This happened to me as well, when using the notepad.exe in windows.

I don’t know what character-encoding scheme it should be, but I'm using the E-text editor (Textmate on Mac) and that works fine.

 
  • Yeah, you're right. I'm using notepad. I will try E-text. Thanks!!! – migmac almost 4 years ago
 
  • Created:almost 4 years ago

I just localized files to portuguese (strings-pt) but everytime I start MB it overwrites strings-pt file with english text (the name of file is still strings-pt but the text I translated before is overwritten by english text). Is this happenning with someone else? Am I doing something wrong?

My culture is Portuguese – Brazil and I setup parameter PreferredMetaDataLanguage to pt inside MediaBrowserXml.config file

After I check everything is ok I will upload portuguese – Brazilian files.

Thanks

 
  • try br instead of pt because pt is for Continetal Portuguese – Chuper1977 almost 4 years ago
  • There was a bug in MB that would overwrite the foreign files. Be sure to upgrade to Cronos. – ebr almost 4 years ago
 
  • Created:almost 4 years ago
  • Modified:almost 4 years ago

I am currently working on the Swedish translation, it will be done by the beginning of next week.

Agree with Chuper, we need a post with all the translations available for download.

 
 
  • Created:almost 4 years ago

We need a local to post finish files for users to download…

 
 
  • Created:almost 4 years ago

Sven, you should mark this as complete…

 
  • done – sven almost 4 years ago
 
  • Created:almost 4 years ago

With regards to EBR’s comment above can I ask if we have any indication which themes might not work with Cronos yet and if not will it be included in the release notes of Cronos?

 
  • We're currently beta testing the Cronos release. I can confirm that Centrality works normally and haven’t seen reports of other themes crashing yet. If we know of any issues with themes we will include them in the release notes of course. – birkoff almost 4 years ago
  • I doubt any other themes will have an issue as I don’t think any of them use common elements anymore. – ebr almost 4 years ago
  • Great news thanks. I wasn’t sure if, when testing you did all themes are not. – skynet600 almost 4 years ago
 
  • Created:almost 4 years ago

Which languages are missing?

 
 
  • Created:almost 4 years ago

Just a word of warning to theme devs out there. Not sure that anyone else was using the standard elements (like the index and sort menus) but the interfaces for those were changed which will cause any theme using them to crash (my personal theme had this problem).

Just a heads up that all themes should be tested against the current trunk…

 
 
  • Created:almost 4 years ago

I've created 2 placeholder topics in the Knowledgebase which I have left pending at the moment.

 
 
  • Created:almost 4 years ago

We can also detect the current culture and download the associate xml file

 
  • I personally would like to have the ability to choose for myself. Not something that goes automatic. – birkoff almost 4 years ago
  • You're right Birkoff let the user choos the language he/she wants. – Alwin almost 4 years ago
  • Right now, we detect the culture of the OS and look for that file. If it doesn’t exist we will fall back on English. – ebr almost 4 years ago
 
  • Created:almost 4 years ago

Its in trunk now, we need a KB on how to localize MB!!!

From a tech stand point all that is required is localizing of the files in C:\ProgramData\MediaBrowser\Localization

We also need to find a way of distributing this (perhaps from configurator)

 
  • Ok I started to make Dutch translation when it’s ready I let you Know – Alwin almost 4 years ago
 
  • Created:almost 4 years ago

I can do Danish…!

 
 
  • Created:about 4 years ago

Will the themes that are out here be localisable too? Like to hear what the theme developers think about this…(i'm most interested to hear from Craigt and his Simplicity theme)

 
 
  • Created:about 4 years ago
  • Modified:about 4 years ago

Hi,

I have good news about right to left! I have done two tests:

1) windows 7 – if you put Hebrew encoding in the mymovies.xml header the movie information will be shown correctly, Hebrew characters and aligned to the right.

2) Windows Vista – if you put Hebrew encoding in the mymovies.xml header the movie information will be show Hebrew characters but NOT aligned to the right. This can be solved by installing the Hebrew MUI pack for vista.

One more thing the MB configuration menu in Vista will be also aligned to the right which makes it a bit confusing to use, But at least you can still use it.

I think this solution can work for other RTL languages.

Can someone else check and report?

 
 
  • Created:about 4 years ago

I've created a MB clone here : http://code.google.com/r/stephanevento-localization/source/list

I think at least 95% of the UI is now localized However I still have 2 small problems:

-Localization of “General”-“Actors” in the detailed Movie Page (ViewMovieMinimal.mcml) because it’s Choice class and I don’t know how to assign it with an Invoke action

-Localization of “General”-“Media options”… in the config page because they are defined at kernel loading. Thus I can’t call Kernel.StringData.

 
  • Nice job how can I help to make dutch translations? I compliled your version and male a dutch stringfile (copie from the englich one) but not all text is translated. I changed Watched to Gezien and Unwatched To Ongezien but MB still shows Watched and Unwatched only a view strings works for me but the worked on the original version also. Maybe I do it wrong but if you let me know I'll help to translate :) – Alwin about 4 years ago
  • Above is just an example I Translate a lot more :) – Alwin about 4 years ago
 
  • Created:about 4 years ago

Hi,

will there be support for right-to-left language Like Hebrew?

Thanks

 
  • Unlikely in this run, it is a much bigger piece of work. – sam about 4 years ago
  • I think script languages are difficult, I know that in thai only a couple themes display the words properly. This is because a lot of script languages either require larger line spacing for things like ดู้๋ or reduce size of chracters and then they appear too small. – hier about 4 years ago
 
  • Created:about 4 years ago

Count me in for Portuguese translation if this gets implemented.

 
 
  • Created:about 4 years ago

If it is accessible, I could do French though I'm no programmer (or only web developer). Worst case, I could translate in a text file for someone who does know how to implement it.

 
 
  • Created:about 4 years ago

I have looked at the existing code, but I still don't get the idea. Maybe I can help out translating to german, when the implementation of the localization package is finished.

 
 
  • Created:about 4 years ago

Im completely against regex cause it is not hackable, every time someone decides to update a localization a very particular file needs to be compiled using the vs sdk and then installed in the GAC, its trouble which is totally unmanageable.

Just edit french.xml is manageable.

If you want to access kernel from mcml you could hook off a helper on application which exposed it, its a trivial 3 line change, in Application.cs add

    public StringData LocalizedStrings
    {
       get { return Kernel.Instance.LocalizedString; }
    }

The Application object is available on all MCML pages.

 
 
  • Created:about 4 years ago

Hi Sam,

I see the localization xml-file and the two classes, but I did not got the idea how this could work together with mcml. There is “Kernel.StringData” (not used yet) and “Application.DescString” (only works in this special case). Do you have an idea how this should go forward? How is the “Kernel.StringData” accessed from mcml?

On the other side I continued to check, whether using resx-string-resources works as expected. – Support a third language: OK – Set language programatically through config instead of Windows Regional Settings: OK – Updated installer script to support language dlls: OK

I would really like to introduce resx in favour of the first localization attempt, if it is not really driven forward by anyone else. But I am completely new to the project and don’t know if this is ok for the core development team.

 
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