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Arabic support

Thanks to our member, Rida, we now have working Arabic in the main ocPortal release. It serves as a great example of how ocPortal can be translated, even to a language that's very different to English; Arabic uses the Arabic character set, and is read from right-to-left (thus, the ocPortal layout is horizontally flipped).

The translation isn't absolutely complete yet; menus are not translated, and some administration strings aren't translated. However, site admins would want to customise the menus anyway, and visitors get a completely native portal experience.

Rida has offered to answer questions from users of the Arabic language pack, and I'm sure he'll be willing to answer questions from other people who want to do translations.

The main message is that complete translations are now very possible; and we are here to provide the assistance needed, for users wanting to perform the translations. It's not an easy or small task, and there is a learning curve - but I believe it pays off. Users doing a translation get put into the "community friend" user group (which gives them access to the support forum), and are given free registration for 2 years (or longer if they maintain the language pack with new releases).


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Thank you Chris,

I just want to confirm all what Chris said, I'm absolutly ready for any assistance as far as I can help.

I'm proud to do something for such an amazing portal, and for sure a lot of things will follow that..

I hope you will find the Arabic Language Pack usefull and helpful.

Regards

Rida Al Barazi
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Hello, Chris & Rida
Thanks a lot Rida for the Arabic translation.
Anyway i had this little problem… "TEXT DIRECTION" . you know the Arabic uses rtl instead of ltr for dir. the problem is the text still "ltr" even after adding the dir=rtl in global.ini .
Can you help solving this. by the way i'm using IE6
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Sorry for bothring you all.
I fixed the problem let me tell you step by step how you do it.

first rename the AR folder to EN
then upload this global.ini which i fixed.
before there was a problem changing the language to Arabic from the Admin Area. so i figured this way to make it work.
Rida you didn't add this two line to the global.ini
en_left=left
en_right=right
it's neccessary to define right and left as i think  ;)
at the End of this previe, i wanna thank Rida and Chris for this beatiful Portal.
Keep it up guys.  :cool:

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Hi Griffiths,
We are really glad that you like ocPortal, regarding this issue we are working on it for the next version of ocPortal, where it will be a full Arabic interface once you choose it to be during installation.
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Hey Rida,
When will that time comes?… here another problem:
I tried uploading image to the gallary but it gave me this Error "Warning: áã äŠãŸä ãä ‡á…Š-‡á ^"í'?' šäæ‡ä ‡áce URL http://mysite.com/ocpo…uploads/galleries/img.jpg in /www/a/mysite/htdocs/ocportal/sources/support.php on line 236
Missing lang entry: UPLOAD_PERMISSION_ERROR" strange huh.
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Thank you for this great portal.

I am trying to install the new version 3.1

unfortunatly arabic is not included. how can i add it to my site??

Thank you in advance.  Regards.
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Hi,

As far as I know the Arabic language pack hasn't been maintained. ocPortal has moved on a long way since 2004, so salvaging an old pack would probably be slower than starting from a new one.


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Thank you Chris.

I would like to translate ocPortal (to Arabic), but I know nothing about PHP.

If you think I can do that, I will be glad to do the translation. Considering, as you know, that Arabic use different character, and it's written right to left.

Regards.
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You don't need to know anything about PHP to be able to translate ocPortal. :)

A lot more detail is given in our internationalisation tutorial, which you should read.

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I will read the tutorial, and get back to you soon.
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I will give it a try



O.K. I aree to give it a try.:thumbs:

But guys I may need your help, would you help me. I will need all the original images in psd.



So, where can I start.



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But guys I may need your help, would you help me.

We'd be happy to answer any questions you have; just open a support ticket when you've got a query.

I will need all the original images in psd.

I don't have those to hand at the moment, but I'm sure we can make them available later. It's more important that the strings in the language files (such as global.ini) are translated through the translation interface first. :)


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We are enjoying using ocPortal in our arabic site and we will be happy to be the first Arabic Volunteer Support Site soooon
Welcome to EjoGate - EjoGate

Ejogate.Com
My site (EJOGATE.COM) . The First Arabic Site Uses ocPortal !

ocPortal Arabic Support


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Fantastic news, great to see :)!


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