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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#3716 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Adding Dutch language to download

Reported by: defries's profile defries Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 1.5
Component: Core Keywords: has-patch
Cc: remkus@…


Since there currently is no way to include the Dutch translation files to the download - and the questions and support for it are driving me crazy - I'd like to add the .po and .mo file to the languages folder.

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buddypress-nl_NL.po (125.6 KB) - added by defries 12 years ago.

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#1 @boonebgorges
12 years ago

We currently follow WP's convention of distributing language packs separate from the core software. The main argument for this is that if we include language packs in BP core, then one of the three core committers must be responsible for committing every update, in every language. The way things work now, contributors to the language packs can update at will, which means more up-to-date translations, and less stress on the already overtaxed core devs.

Leaving open for discussion in case there's something I've missed.

#2 @defries
12 years ago

  • Cc remkus@… added

I figured this would be the stance, but I also wanted to move towards a solution. I'm happy to create a plugin to enable the Dutch translations for BuddyPress, but if core enabled language packs are imminent then I'm all ears :)

Last edited 12 years ago by defries (previous) (diff)

#3 @boonebgorges
12 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

I'm going to put this in Future Release. I guess that, off the top of my head, this is more a WP issue than a BP one. It would be nice if WP supported some sort of system like this:

  • you change your WPLANG to (eg) nl_NL
  • WP automatically fetches, via an svn external (or some other fancy method) the most recent nl_NL language pack for WP
  • For a certain set of plugins that are supported by's core infrastructure (BuddyPress, bbPress, Akismet, etc), look to see whether they're installed and, if so, download the nl_NL language pack for those plugins as well.

Indeed, this would be a great feature for *all* plugins hosted on - but it would require a fancy GlotPress setup so that there was a predictable location for svn checkouts of language packs :)

#4 @defries
12 years ago

Alrighty then. I guess I will create a plugin for it then :)

#5 @DJPaul
11 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

This is going to happen! But I'm going to close this ticket in favour of #4857 because we forgot about this ticket :(

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