h1. Add a New Language (Localization) to MojoMojo

h2. Overview

MojoMojo uses .po files to stores words, phrases and sentences of a language. For example, the base language file is en.po for English. The .po files are found in:


h2. Example

Let's say I want to add català as a language that MojoMojo supports. Here are the steps:

h3. Make Edits

For example:

msgid "Upload"
msgstr "Carregar"

h3. Enable the new Language

In order for the new language to show up as an option[1], one must ad the base name of the file (ca in this example) to the Template file:


h2. Notes

When editing a new language there will be lines that take variables (indicated with %1, %2 etc). One can use the comments above msgid to see exactly what the variable is and which file contains the phrase in order to make the best translation.

For example, when translating:

. (page.path)

: root/base/page/atom.tt:10 root/base/page/rss.tt:8 root/base/page/rss_full.tt:7

msgid "Recent changes in x" msgstr "Recent changes in %1"

The value that will come into %1 (and x) is page.path. One could also look into root/base/page/rss.tt at line 8 to see the full context:

loc('Recent changes in x', page.path)

h2. Footnotes

fn1. The language choices are currently at the bottom of MojoMojo pages - February 18, 2009.