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Offline aa26i

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how can i install english + arabic together
« on: October 31, 2006, 05:50:31 PM »
hi guys,

i just started using simple machines and i find him very useful and good. but i have one problem. like vbulletin there is language choice between the languages you install in the forum. but in this simple machines how can i add Arabic and English together so register member or any visitor can change the language from the main page of the site
i hope i clear my point.

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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2006, 06:07:23 PM »
بص

انا مش هفتي

بس هقلك الى اعرفه

انت ترفع ملفات اللغه بتاعت العربي طبعا


واعتقد بقي
هتسمح للمستخدم انه يختار اللغه المفضله بتاعتو من لوحة التحكم عندك

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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2006, 06:26:07 PM »
you mean as it is in this forum you can't now
but every user can change his language form the profile if you let him from you control panel
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Offline aa26i

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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2006, 03:13:48 PM »
hi,

please can u tell my how i can do that. i mean to upload through FTP is ok ..
but steps after that..?
i shall be extremely thankful to u

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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2006, 03:23:33 PM »
you should upload the Arabic files into this path :

smfFolder/themes/default/languages/

then go to your control panel by pressing admin link

after that server settings then change the default language to Arabic

if you don't want to make Arabic default you could leave it

if the users want to change the language from their profile then Account Settings then change their language
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Offline aa26i

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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2006, 05:13:12 AM »
Thanx for replyin n helping. but i have one more question. i totally understand what u said about the procedure but the question is that i downloaded the arabic language files which comes with the folder themes.inside this folder there are folders classic and default. and there r more folders inside these folders such as classic contains images/arabic and languages. default contains help , iamges/arabic and languages.

Now which files or folder do i have to upload in themes/default/languages.....

Should i change the name of folder or copy them in the same folder with all files already exists.
because there are button images files to in arabic language pack. little confuesd about that.

Hope u explain as easy as u did before.
thanking u in advance

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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2006, 05:33:09 AM »
OK by language files i meant only the text files that are in default/language folder


but now upload the whole themes folder into smfFolder and all files will be in the right place
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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2006, 06:16:24 PM »
thanks croco :D

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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2008, 06:52:08 AM »
السلام عليك

Hi all,

Can anyone help  me how to make SMF with support more than 1 languange like this, i mean i could write in 2 or 3 languange in one post, like this

ive already install an arabic language pack on my forum, but still i cant write in 2 language in 1 post like in this post

im using SMF 1.1.4

any help would be much appreciate coz ill be need it as ramadhan will come in a couple weeks

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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2008, 07:52:11 PM »
you need to use UTF-8 encoding

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Offline dj_ahmad

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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2008, 05:01:34 AM »
you can do this with joomfish component in joomla and mambo but in smf???!!!!

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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2008, 08:52:09 AM »
Thanks Croco, ill try

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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2008, 01:22:35 AM »
Hi Croco

i've tried the english UTF-8 package, but the arabic character still didnt show up, any suggestion ?

thanks
« Last Edit: August 23, 2008, 01:31:33 AM by ranKoto »

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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2008, 03:12:17 PM »
You need to convert the data first form maintenance section Admin page
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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2008, 01:02:20 PM »
hi again Croco

ive already convert the data, but the character didnt at all, instead im having a smilies, im using fantastico when installaing smf, the post here said that fantastico will ruin data convert, is it right ?

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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2008, 03:42:15 PM »
It is not related

OK
so what you did is install a new forum from fantastico, right ?
there should be an option in the Admin -> maintenance -> convert to UTF8

if that didn't help you have to change all the tables in you database that SMF uses to use the UTF8 encoding
(but this will work only when the forum is new and there is no old non-english data)
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Offline ranKoto

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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2008, 09:07:29 PM »
im not installin a new forum Croco, what im about to do is trying to convert my existing forum, a community based forum which has quite large DB

is there any way to do that Croco ?

thanks again

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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2008, 12:43:09 PM »

did you try this option ?
Admin -> maintenance -> convert to UTF8

and after that upload the new utf8 language pack

« Last Edit: December 15, 2008, 09:40:49 AM by Croco »
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Offline ranKoto

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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2008, 03:44:56 AM »
Hi Croco for my late reply

i've tried that one, unfortunately it didnt work at all, is that any relation with the size of my DB ?

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Re: how can i install english + arabic together
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2008, 01:12:40 PM »
I've been trying to do this for ages as well and can't figure it out!!!!!

I changed my default language to "English-UTF8"

Then in maintenance I "Converted all html language entities to UTF8"

I have Arabic language installed.

I can switch languages but then everything is in Arabic. I want everything in English, but just the ability to cut and paste some Arabic inside like this:

انا مش هفتي

It just comes out as question marks on my board.... so how did they set this board up because it seems to work here??
« Last Edit: September 08, 2008, 01:15:02 PM by jannah »