[development] Drupal 5 installation language files

Konstantin Käfer kkaefer at gmail.com
Sat Nov 18 16:06:15 UTC 2006


> Does it make sense or is it already implemented? :)

It does make sense. And a part of it is already implemented  
(installer translation). I also thought about a similar system. It's  
a little bit more than 5 sentences for installer.po (de.po is about  

The installer workflow could be:

* "This is Drupal installation. Please select a language do continue"

* If the user selects a language other than english, one of the  
following will happen:
   * If the required files are already in place (e.g. localized  
releases, like drupal-5.0-de.tar.gz), they are used to continue
   * Otherwise, the required files (both installer translation and  
the whole language file) are downloaded from the distribution's  
Project home (e.g. drupal.org)
* Installation continues in the selected language
* If a language other than english is selected, locale.module is  
activated and the translation imported and set as default

That's definitely not for 5.0, though.

Konstantin Käfer – http://kkaefer.com/

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