#2 Apr 27, 2008 03:53
Or maybe I just popped in and tend to read all the posts in English ;)
I'd say life won't stop if there is no Turkish translation, so "immediate" is a bit extreme, but if you wait till you see an actual need for a translation you'll be waiting a long time. To my way of thinking ... heck it happened. If I see software I might like but it's not in the language I like then byebye before I even try it out. For me, being an English Only type, the problem with a software I was interested in was that all the info on their web and in their forums was not in English. So I figured okay there will be something else I can use and moved on without even installing it. Therefore, to me, if you make a Turkish translation you will effectively be making b2evolution more appealing to someone who would want their blog app to use Turkish whenever possible. So get busy!
On the idea of a Turkish b2evolution site, check out http://b2evo.sonorth.com/ if you read Russian. That is part of the b2evolution family believe it or not. I think the reason it exists is because doing it in Russian required a bit more than just a translation package. Something about a few actual core file edits and how stuff is stored in the database. Character set stuff, or something like that. Anyway I'm in no position to answer your question, but unless there is a pressing need to do b2evolution in Turkish just make up a blog called "b2evo" and use your new language pack and post cool stuff about b2evo in Turkish and - especially - make a ping plugin that will ping any really cool Turkish-specific aggregator sites. Look for gcasanova's thread about problems with pinging a Spanish aggregator site though and maybe you'll find a way to help that person...
So yeah "make a translation to build interest" sounds better than "wait for an interest before making a translation", and heck make your own blog be king dingaling for "b2evo in Turkish" unless you really need to be part of the core family.
EDIT: this was post number 5000. Big deal eh?