This is my first post on Joomla in this blog. I wish to start a post with some contribution to Joomla community. Presenting the Joomla 1.5 Malayalam language pack (Malayalam is my mother tongue) . Creating a language pack for Joomla 1.5 is not a difficult task. Other Indian language packs for Joomla 1.5 is readily available but for Malayalam there is no language pack. I don’t know till date no one tried for this. I am not claiming that this pack is a perfect one. It’s made this in a single day. I used Google indic transliteration to translate the Joomla core language files to Malayalam. With the help of popular component Joom!fish , it is very easy to make multi- lingual web sites. Download the Joomla Malayalam language pack and install to the site. In administrative back end translate your site content to Malayalam with the help of Google indic transliteration site or any other similar options.
I used many English words as it is in Malayalam aslo for e.g. “Home” the Malayalam translation is “veedu” or “Gruham” , which is not looking nice for web . Please take this as beta version. Your valuable successions and good translations are always welcome. Here I’ve translated only the core language files. If you want to get the translation of any other modules or components you can do the same by your self. Just open the language folder in Joomla root folder and copy the language file of the particular extension , copy the content and paste to Google indic transliteration page. Replace words after “=” sign with the translated content. Rename the file en-GB……….ini to ml-IN……….ini and save in UTF-08 format. Copy the file to ml-IN folder. The demo site is under preparation.