**UPDATE 4/24/02** Instructions have been posted - "click here":/contrib/internationalization/i18n_instructions to see the instructions.
Are you interested in converting Plone to i18n? Its very simple. Four easy steps.
1. Install "ZBabel":http://demo.iuveno-net.de/iuveno/Products/ZBabel.
2. Do a cvs checkout of the "zbabel-i18n-branch":http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/plone/CMFPlone/?only_with_tag=zbabel-i18n-branch
3. Notify the "plone developers":mailto:email@example.com that you are interested in helping and you have everything working
4. We get your changes funneled into the branch somehow. Basically all python expressions need to be fed into here.portal_translator('phrase here')
and all should work.
here is the letter received this evening on **plone-developers**
Well, I had to deliver a site this week for which I decided to use Plone.
(Yes, I know we're not supposed to be using it in production, but it's quite
good right now and better than CMF 1.2).
But I needed the site in Brazilian Portuguese. So I decided to bite the
bullet and internationalize Plone.
However, ZPT internationalization hasn't landed yet. So I have to work
around it. What I did was add a tool - portal_translator - and call it
explicitly from TALES expressions:
Yes, I know this sucks, and so this won't be merged back into Plone. But it
works, and allows us to collect ZBabel translations. It's also a base for
future work, when ZPT i18n is here the conversion shouldn't be hard.
So, anyway. My work is residing on a branch. Update with
"cvs -z7 up -r zbabel-i18n-branch" to see it.
If you're interested in helping, contact me via email to coordinate. In your
mail please mention if you already have write access to the Plone CVS.
(You can also just use the branch to translate it to your language. In that
case, save your work; when I'm finished I'll request all such translations,
if you can donate yours. We (I and runyaga) are thinking about setting up a
Master Babel Tower for Plone translations. If you want to know how to do
translate stuff, contact me via email. You will need the ZBabel Product.)