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Getting translation to French?
« on: November 04, 2013, 10:30:17 AM »
Hi,

I have been looking for a French extension, didn't find one, searched the forum about languages and here I am. :)

Here: http://forum.abantecart.com/index.php/topic,133.msg341.html#msg341

you said Google API V2 can be used. Do you have a tutorial about how to get it, set it up, use it ?


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Re: Getting translation to French?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013, 02:03:17 PM »
There is a French language extension

http://www.abantecart.com/abantecart-extension-categories/72-languages/71-french-language-package
It might have some missing translation, since it is a bit older, but you can copy from english and edit in the admin.

For help with google translation, see this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50VZire81S8
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Re: Getting translation to French?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2013, 07:53:06 PM »
Hello,

Thanks for your reply and video.

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Re: Getting translation to French?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2014, 01:21:45 PM »
The french language package 1.0.1 is horrible.
Many terms and sentences are incorrectly translated and lead to interrogations about sense for a newbie.
It is also uncomplete.
I do not recommend it.

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Re: Getting translation to French?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2014, 02:03:11 PM »
French language is based on google auto translate.  Feel free to help and fix it with manual correction.
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Re: Getting translation to French?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2014, 05:55:34 PM »
Manual translation a very long and ingrate work.
But translation work helps to see what the cart can do.
Found it like an old Opencart version, many functionalities missing from the latest OC.
Im also waiting for a good place selling extensions à la Opencart.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2014, 06:05:47 PM by gob33 »

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Re: Getting translation to French?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2014, 06:50:03 PM »
Somebody got to do it who can write in French.

I hope you do not imply that AbateCart has less features than open cart. That would not be accurate if we compare core features
As for extensions, I agree room to grow.
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Re: Getting translation to French?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2014, 06:42:10 AM »
I found more settings in latest OC than AbanteCart, admin features are different,
OC is direct and simple, AbanteCart focuses on pretty interface for a merchant who dont care programming.

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Re: Getting translation to French?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2014, 12:34:54 PM »
AbanteCart focuses on pretty interface for a merchant who dont care programming.

Hmm. This is not true. We do not only focus on interface, we have all the methods and tools to help developers. In addition, we have very active forum to help developers.

But, even if it was true, interface needs to be easy for users. Programmers needs to learn how system is working and simplify work around that to make it easy.

Also, programmers would be out of job if users do not like to use the software.

To summarize, I agree that software need to be easy to program, but I am not convinced that AbanteCart is very difficult to program with. It is all about knowledge and what people got used to do.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2014, 12:39:17 PM by abantecart »
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Re: Getting translation to French?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2014, 12:46:40 PM »
Well said abantecart.

To add. OC might be simpler to program, but it is not as flexible. There are people that care about it.

gob33. If you want to open discussion about this further, lets create a new thread and discuss.
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Re: Getting translation to French?
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2014, 01:11:40 PM »
No thx Im translating by hand at very slow speed and install/uninstall because of XML.
I know i will have certainly problems with french zones not correct as usual in all cart.
A good translation will get french/belgium/canadian users.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2014, 01:16:10 PM by gob33 »

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Re: Getting translation to French?
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2014, 04:06:03 PM »
Any ideas with improvements are welcome in this forum. We are all about making great experience for users and developers. 
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Re: Getting translation to French?
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2014, 11:54:08 AM »
Here the result of a language translation:
- menu items, banners have been lost somewhere.
- responsive design cuts words and sentences. Often too short for displaying. Same thing in Admin. It is formated for English without thinking it could be wider in other languages.
- many labels stay in english. The translated entry is not pushed or doesnt exist in xml files. Same with spanish.
Minimal language requirements are not satisfied.

NOTE: Point 3 - Since i found the problem was typo errors in my XML files stopping the parser.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2014, 06:06:26 PM by gob33 »

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Re: Getting translation to French?
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2014, 12:04:07 PM »
Those labels you're talking about are images, they are NOT IN the language bank.

You'll need to replace those images as well, open them in an image editor and replace the English with French.

I assume you're talking about things like Free Shipping, etc.

Use the Banner Manager to get  your banners back. In the admin area it's located under Design>Banner Manager

Those banners are text with blocks with embedded images, so translating those should be easy.

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Re: Getting translation to French?
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2014, 12:06:47 PM »
Ah good info.

 

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