phpBB3 - using languages in posts

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phpBB3 - using languages in posts

Post by tee05 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:17 am

I need some help with using phpbb3 forum languages. I've installed the forum and installed a few languages and it all works fine. However when i try to post (for example) in Arabic the text in the post is still in English. Is there a way to post in the language chosen or convert all the English posts to the language selected?

So far I've noticed it converts only the 'base' for the forum to the selected language but not the actual posts. Is there some additional code i need to add?

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Re: phpBB3 - using languages in posts

Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:19 am

There is no feature that translates the actual contents of the posts.
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Re: phpBB3 - using languages in posts

Post by tee05 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:27 am

Thanks for getting back so soon. I've seen it in other forums though - the posts are in different languages. Doesn't phpBB3 support this?

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Re: phpBB3 - using languages in posts

Post by ToonArmy » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:32 am

You can type the post in what ever language you want, the language packs are only there to change the interface.
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Re: phpBB3 - using languages in posts

Post by Phil » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:33 am

Sure, I can post in whatever language I want.

Like English.
O español.
Oder Deutsch.

But phpBB won't translate it. The language packs only change interface elements, not dynamic content such as posts ;)
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Re: phpBB3 - using languages in posts

Post by tee05 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:43 am

Thats good to know. So for moderating the forum it would be better if I had someone who understands i.e. spanish? (I had some people say they were having trouble actually posting in different languages - does that have something to do with my forum setup or there PC?)

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Re: phpBB3 - using languages in posts

Post by tee05 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:25 am

I got it working! Thanks for your help all. :)

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