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This is a Tutorial explaining how to create your CORE language packs in 1.7 and 2.5.
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{{version/tutor|2.5}} {{RightTOC}}
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For Joomla 3.x, see '''[[Making_a_Language_Pack_for_Joomla_3.x|Making a Language Pack for Joomla 3.x]]'''
  
'''For 3pd extensions self-contained ini files installation''', see http://docs.joomla.org/Making_non-core_language_packs_in_2.5
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==How to create your CORE language packs==
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'''For 3rd party extensions self-contained ini files installation''', see '''[[J2.5:Making non-core language packs]]'''.
  
 
The localise component may help you create and update the ini files: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/languages/language-edition/17755
 
The localise component may help you create and update the ini files: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/languages/language-edition/17755
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#* site_fr-FR.zip
 
#* site_fr-FR.zip
 
#* admin_fr-FR.zip
 
#* admin_fr-FR.zip
# In the case of a '''site''' or '''administrator''' only pack, 2 files.
 
#* pkg_site_fr-FR.xml OR pkg_admin_fr-FR.xml
 
#* site_fr-FR.zip OR admin_fr-FR.zip
 
 
# Naming of the pack
 
# Naming of the pack
#* fr-FR_joomla_lang_full_1.7.0v1.zip
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#* fr-FR_joomla_lang_full_2.5.6v1.zip
#* fr-FR_joomla_lang_site_1.7.0v1.zip if only site pack, fr-FR_joomla_lang_admin_1.7.0v1.zip if only administrator pack.
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# If one separates the site and admin packs then the pkg_ name should be different, i.e for example: pkg_site_fr-FR.xml and pkg_admin_fr-FR.xml. In this case beware of the <packagename> tag.
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# '''IMPORTANT''': Since some administrator ini files are necessary in front-end and some changes were brought in the loading of the plugin ini files, it is always necessary to include some admin part in the final pack, even for a ''''site-only'''' pack. See below http://docs.joomla.org/Making_a_Language_Pack_for_Joomla_1.6#The_Site-only_pack
 
# '''IMPORTANT''': Since some administrator ini files are necessary in front-end and some changes were brought in the loading of the plugin ini files, it is always necessary to include some admin part in the final pack, even for a ''''site-only'''' pack. See below http://docs.joomla.org/Making_a_Language_Pack_for_Joomla_1.6#The_Site-only_pack
  
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<source lang="xml"><?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
 
<source lang="xml"><?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<extension type="package" version="1.7">
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<extension type="package" version="2.5">
 
<name>French Language Pack</name>
 
<name>French Language Pack</name>
 
<packagename>fr-FR</packagename> <!-- the packagename has to be the same as the name of pkg_whatever.xml -->
 
<packagename>fr-FR</packagename> <!-- the packagename has to be the same as the name of pkg_whatever.xml -->
<version>1.7.x</version> <!-- change the version # when updating, will display in manager -->
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<version>2.5.6.x</version> <!-- change the version # when updating, will display in manager -->
 
<creationDate></creationDate> <!-- will display in manager -->
 
<creationDate></creationDate> <!-- will display in manager -->
 
<author></author> <!-- will display in manager -->
 
<author></author> <!-- will display in manager -->
 
<authorEmail></authorEmail> <!-- will display in manager -->
 
<authorEmail></authorEmail> <!-- will display in manager -->
 
<authorUrl></authorUrl> <!-- will display in manager -->
 
<authorUrl></authorUrl> <!-- will display in manager -->
<description>1.7.x Joomla French Language Package</description>
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<description>2.5.6.1 Joomla French Language Package</description>
 
<files>
 
<files>
 
<file type="language" client="site" id="fr-FR">site_fr-FR.zip</file>
 
<file type="language" client="site" id="fr-FR">site_fr-FR.zip</file>
 
<file type="language" client="administrator" id="fr-FR">admin_fr-FR.zip</file>
 
<file type="language" client="administrator" id="fr-FR">admin_fr-FR.zip</file>
 
</files>
 
</files>
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<updateservers>
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<server type="collection" priority="1" name="Accredited Joomla! Translations">http://update.joomla.org/language/translationlist.xml</server>
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</updateservers>
 
</extension> </source>
 
</extension> </source>
  
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<source lang="xml"><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
 
<source lang="xml"><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<extension version="1.7" client="administrator" type="language" method="upgrade"> // change to client="site" if site pack
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<extension version="2.5" client="administrator" type="language" method="upgrade"> // change to client="site" if site pack <install is deprecated. Use <extension as it will be compatible with the 3.x series
 
     <name>French (Fr)</name>
 
     <name>French (Fr)</name>
 
     <tag>fr-FR</tag>
 
     <tag>fr-FR</tag>
     <version>1.7</version>
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     <version>2.5.6.1</version>
 
     <creationDate>2010-08-01</creationDate>
 
     <creationDate>2010-08-01</creationDate>
 
     <author>French translation team : Joomla!fr</author>
 
     <author>French translation team : Joomla!fr</author>
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[...]
 
[...]
 
 
                 <filename>fr-FR.lib_joomla.ini</filename> <!-- Normally in administrator pack. !! If this is only a site pack then add in site !! Add in both if providing both packs together in one package -->
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                 <filename>fr-FR.lib_joomla.ini</filename> <!-- Add in both admin and site At least in site if "site only pack", see below -->
 
<filename>fr-FR.ini</filename>
 
<filename>fr-FR.ini</filename>
 
<filename>fr-FR.css</filename> <!-- NEW IN 1.7: this file can be added in the ADMINISTRATOR pack if one wants to change the fonts used to display the back-end interface.-->
 
<filename>fr-FR.css</filename> <!-- NEW IN 1.7: this file can be added in the ADMINISTRATOR pack if one wants to change the fonts used to display the back-end interface.-->
 
<filename file="meta">fr-FR.xml</filename> <!-- Note the file="meta" tag, telling it's the basic xml holding info about the pack. -->
 
<filename file="meta">fr-FR.xml</filename> <!-- Note the file="meta" tag, telling it's the basic xml holding info about the pack. -->
 
                 <filename file="meta">install.xml</filename> <!-- Mandatory! This file lets uninstall a language. Note file="meta" -->
 
                 <filename file="meta">install.xml</filename> <!-- Mandatory! This file lets uninstall a language. Note file="meta" -->
<filename>fr-FR.localise.php</filename> <!-- Normally in the site pack. If the language has only an admin pack, put in the admin pack. Add in both if providing both packs together in one package. -->
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<filename>fr-FR.localise.php</filename> <!-- Add in both admin and site. At least in site if "site only pack", see below -->
 
       </files>
 
       </files>
 
<media destination="fr-FR"> <!-- If one needs to add a specific calendar -->
 
<media destination="fr-FR"> <!-- If one needs to add a specific calendar -->
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<source lang="xml"><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
 
<source lang="xml"><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<metafile version="1.7" client="administrator" method="upgrade" >
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<metafile version="2.5" client="administrator" >
 
<tag>fr-FR</tag>
 
<tag>fr-FR</tag>
 
<name>French (FR)</name>
 
<name>French (FR)</name>
 
<description>French administrator language for Joomla 1.6</description>
 
<description>French administrator language for Joomla 1.6</description>
<version>1.7</version>
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<version>2.5.6.1</version>
 
<creationDate>2010-08-01</creationDate>
 
<creationDate>2010-08-01</creationDate>
 
         <author>French translation team : Joomla!fr</author>
 
         <author>French translation team : Joomla!fr</author>
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===the fr-FR.localise.php===
 
===the fr-FR.localise.php===
  
(This is normally in the site pack. Add in admin pack if the pack does only provide admin language. Add in both when providing a full pack to cope with user deleting one of the packs)
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(This file should be present at least in site zip)
  
 
Explanation of this file:
 
Explanation of this file:
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  * @since 1.6
 
  * @since 1.6
 
  */
 
  */
abstract class fr_FRLocalise {    //// !!!! NOTE the use of fr_FR for the class !!!// do the same for your language prefix.
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abstract class fr_FRLocalise {    //// !!!! NOTE the use of fr_FR for the class !!! // not the same as your language prefix.
 
/**
 
/**
 
* Returns the potential suffixes for a specific number of items
 
* Returns the potential suffixes for a specific number of items
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<source lang="xml">
 
<source lang="xml">
 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<install version="2.5" client="administrator" type="language" method="upgrade">
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<extension version="2.5" client="administrator" type="language" method="upgrade">
 
<name>Scottish Gaelic (GB)</name>
 
<name>Scottish Gaelic (GB)</name>
 
     <tag>gd-GB</tag>
 
     <tag>gd-GB</tag>
     <version>2.5.1</version>
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     <version>2.5.6.1</version>
 
     <creationDate>2012-02-13</creationDate>
 
     <creationDate>2012-02-13</creationDate>
 
     <author>akerbeltz</author>
 
     <author>akerbeltz</author>
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         <filename file="meta">gd-GB.xml</filename>
 
         <filename file="meta">gd-GB.xml</filename>
 
</files>
 
</files>
</install>
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</extension>
 
</source>
 
</source>
 
[[Category:Joomla! 1.6]]
 
[[Category:Joomla! 1.6]]
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[[Category:Joomla! 1.7]]
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[[Category:Joomla! 2.5]]
 
[[Category:Tutorials]]
 
[[Category:Tutorials]]
 
[[Category:Language Development]]
 
[[Category:Language Development]]

Latest revision as of 02:41, 7 November 2013

Contents

For Joomla 3.x, see Making a Language Pack for Joomla 3.x

How to create your CORE language packs

For 3rd party extensions self-contained ini files installation, see J2.5:Making non-core language packs.

The localise component may help you create and update the ini files: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/languages/language-edition/17755

fr-FR is taken as an example of language prefix.

  1. In the case of a FULL pack, the package is composed of 3 files, then zipped.
    • pkg_fr-FR.xml
    • site_fr-FR.zip
    • admin_fr-FR.zip
  2. Naming of the pack
    • fr-FR_joomla_lang_full_2.5.6v1.zip
  3. IMPORTANT: Since some administrator ini files are necessary in front-end and some changes were brought in the loading of the plugin ini files, it is always necessary to include some admin part in the final pack, even for a 'site-only' pack. See below http://docs.joomla.org/Making_a_Language_Pack_for_Joomla_1.6#The_Site-only_pack

Also, each pack should include a fr-FR.lib_joomla.ini and a fr-FR.localise.php to cope for deletion of site or admin pack by the user.

A pkg_fr-FR.xml file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<extension type="package" version="2.5">
<name>French Language Pack</name>
<packagename>fr-FR</packagename> <!-- the packagename has to be the same as the name of pkg_whatever.xml -->
<version>2.5.6.x</version> <!-- change the version # when updating, will display in manager -->
<creationDate></creationDate> <!-- will display in manager -->
<author></author> <!-- will display in manager -->
<authorEmail></authorEmail> <!-- will display in manager -->
<authorUrl></authorUrl> <!-- will display in manager -->
<description>2.5.6.1 Joomla French Language Package</description>
<files>
        <file type="language" client="site" id="fr-FR">site_fr-FR.zip</file>
        <file type="language" client="administrator" id="fr-FR">admin_fr-FR.zip</file>
</files>
         <updateservers>
                <server type="collection" priority="1" name="Accredited Joomla! Translations">http://update.joomla.org/language/translationlist.xml</server>
        </updateservers>
</extension>

One zip per client (i.e. site and admin)

  • site_fr-FR.zip
  • admin_fr-FR.zip

Content of the client's zip (example below is for admin)

an install.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<extension version="2.5" client="administrator" type="language" method="upgrade"> // change to client="site" if site pack <install is deprecated. Use <extension as it will be compatible with the 3.x series
    <name>French (Fr)</name>
    <tag>fr-FR</tag>
    <version>2.5.6.1</version>
    <creationDate>2010-08-01</creationDate>
    <author>French translation team : Joomla!fr</author>
    <authorEmail>traduction@joomla.fr</authorEmail>
    <authorUrl>www.joomla.fr</authorUrl>
    <copyright>Copyright (C) 2005 - 2010 Joomla.fr et Open Source Matters. Tous droits réservés</copyright>
    <license>GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt</license>
    <description>French language pack for Joomla! 1.7</description>
    <files>
                <filename>index.html</filename>
                <filename>fr-FR.com_admin.ini</filename>
                <filename>fr-FR.com_admin.sys.ini</filename>
                <filename> .....ini</filename>
                [...]
 
                <filename>fr-FR.lib_joomla.ini</filename> <!-- Add in both admin and site At least in site if "site only pack", see below -->
                <filename>fr-FR.ini</filename>
                <filename>fr-FR.css</filename> <!-- NEW IN 1.7: this file can be added in the ADMINISTRATOR pack if one wants to change the fonts used to display the back-end interface.-->
                <filename file="meta">fr-FR.xml</filename> <!-- Note the file="meta" tag, telling it's the basic xml holding info about the pack. -->
                <filename file="meta">install.xml</filename> <!-- Mandatory! This file lets uninstall a language. Note file="meta" -->
                <filename>fr-FR.localise.php</filename> <!-- Add in both admin and site. At least in site if "site only pack", see below -->
      </files>
        <media destination="fr-FR"> <!-- If one needs to add a specific calendar -->
            <filename>index.html</filename>
                <filename>js/index.html</filename>
                <filename>js/calendar-setup.js</filename>
                <filename>js/calendar.js</filename>
        </media>
</extension>

All the ini files

Beware of new formatting!

Double quotes in the value should be written as "_QQ_" or as &quot;

NEVER use an escaped quote \" as these will break in php 5.2.x

the fr-FR.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<metafile version="2.5" client="administrator" >
        <tag>fr-FR</tag>
        <name>French (FR)</name>
        <description>French administrator language for Joomla 1.6</description>
        <version>2.5.6.1</version>
        <creationDate>2010-08-01</creationDate>
        <author>French translation team : Joomla!fr</author>
        <authorEmail>traduction@joomla.fr</authorEmail>
        <authorUrl>www.joomla.fr</authorUrl>
        <copyright>Copyright (C) 2005 - 2011 Open Source Matters &amp;  Joomla.fr. All rights reserved.</copyright>
        <license>GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt</license>
        <metadata>
                <name>French (FR)</name>
                <tag>fr-FR</tag>
                <rtl>0</rtl>
                <locale>fr_FR.utf8, fr_FR.UTF-8, fr_FR.UTF-8@euro, French_Standard,french, fr_FR, fre_FR, fr</locale> <!-- the locale is used to sort translated lists when present on the server. -->
                <firstDay>1</firstDay> <!-- used for the Calendar icon to specify what is the first day of the week in that language. 0 is Sunday, 1 is Monday, etc. -->
        </metadata>
        <params />
</metafile>

the fr-FR.localise.php

(This file should be present at least in site zip)

Explanation of this file:

It replaces the fr-FR.ignore.php and it can be customized depending on languages.

  • Ignore search words.
  • Define upper and lower limit of search words length.
  • Define number of characters to display for the result of the search.
  • Define specific plural functionality for some languages where the value of the string can change depending on the count (Russian for example).
  • Define custom transliteration (i.e. when NOT using the Unicode URLS parameter in Global Configuration) to ensure proper change of some alphabets to ascii for the alias used when SEF is on. (The transliteration which is now default in 1.7 should take care of all latin-based languages.)
  • Define a custom calendar by adding a function as well as some js files

ALWAYS SAVE THIS FILE AS UTF8 NO BOM if it contains non-ascii glyphs (accented letters, etc.)


Example of a basic fr-FR.localise.php (where custom transliteration is NOT implemented)

<?php
/**
 * @version             $Id: fr-FR.localise.php 15628 2010-03-27 05:20:29Z infograf768 $
 * @copyright   Copyright (C) 2005 - 2010 Open Source Matters, Inc. All rights reserved.
 * @license             GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt
 */
 
/**
 * fr-FR localise class
 *
 * @package             Joomla.Site
 * @since               1.6
 */
abstract class fr_FRLocalise {    //// !!!! NOTE the use of fr_FR for the class !!!  // not the same as your language prefix.
        /**
         * Returns the potential suffixes for a specific number of items
         *
         * @param       int $count  The number of items.
         * @return      array  An array of potential suffixes.
         * @since       1.6
         */
        public static function getPluralSuffixes($count) {
                if ($count == 0) {
                        $return =  array('0');
                }
                elseif($count == 1) {
                        $return =  array('1');
                }
                else {
                        $return = array('MORE');  // Beware, this will be added to a language KEY. It should be in ascii and Uppercase.
                }
                return $return;
        }
        /**
         * Returns the ignored search words
         *
         * @return      array  An array of ignored search words.
         * @since       1.6
         */
        public static function getIgnoredSearchWords() {
                $search_ignore = array();
                $search_ignore[] = "et";
                $search_ignore[] = "si";
                $search_ignore[] = "ou";
                return $search_ignore;
        }
        /**
         * Returns the lower length limit of search words
         *
         * @return      integer  The lower length limit of search words.
         * @since       1.6
         */
        public static function getLowerLimitSearchWord() {
                return 3;
        }
        /**
         * Returns the upper length limit of search words
         *
         * @return      integer  The upper length limit of search words.
         * @since       1.6
         */
        public static function getUpperLimitSearchWord() {
                return 20;
        }
        /**
         * Returns the number of chars to display when searching
         *
         * @return      integer  The number of chars to display when searching.
         * @since       1.6
         */
        public static function getSearchDisplayedCharactersNumber() {
                return 200;
        }
}

Example of the function to add when custom transliteration is desired

/**
         * This method processes a string and replaces all accented UTF-8 characters by unaccented
         * ASCII-7 "equivalents"
         *
         * @param       string  $string The string to transliterate
         * @return      string  The transliteration of the string
         * @since       1.6
         */
        public static function transliterate($string)
        {
                $str = JString::strtolower($string);
 
                //Specific language transliteration.
                //This one is for latin 1, latin supplement , extended A, Cyrillic, Greek
 
                $glyph_array = array(
                'a'             =>      'a,à,á,â,ã,ä,å,ā,ă,ą,ḁ,α,ά',
                'ae'    =>      'æ',
                'b'             =>      'β,б',
                'c'             =>      'c,ç,ć,ĉ,ċ,č,ћ,ц',
                'ch'    =>      'ч',
                'd'             =>      'ď,đ,Ð,д,ђ,δ,ð',
                'dz'    =>      'џ',
                'e'             =>      'e,è,é,ê,ë,ē,ĕ,ė,ę,ě,э,ε,έ',
                'f'             =>      'ƒ,ф',
                'g'             =>      'ğ,ĝ,ğ,ġ,ģ,г,γ',
                'h'             =>      'ĥ,ħ,Ħ,х',
                'i'             =>      'i,ì,í,î,ï,ı,ĩ,ī,ĭ,į,и,й,ъ,ы,ь,η,ή',
                'ij'    =>      'ij',
                'j'             =>      'ĵ,j',
                'ja'    =>      'я',
                'ju'    =>      'яю',
                'k'             =>      'ķ,ĸ,κ',
                'l'             =>      'ĺ,ļ,ľ,ŀ,ł,л,λ',
                'lj'    =>      'љ',
                'm'             =>      'μ,м',
                'n'             =>      'ñ,ņ,ň,ʼn,ŋ,н,ν',
                'nj'    =>      'њ',
                'o'             =>      'ò,ó,ô,õ,ø,ō,ŏ,ő,ο,ό,ω,ώ',
                'oe'    =>      'œ,ö',
                'p'             =>      'п,π',
                'ph'    =>      'φ',
                'ps'    =>      'ψ',
                'r'             =>      'ŕ,ŗ,ř,р,ρ,σ,ς',
                's'             =>      'ş,ś,ŝ,ş,š,с',
                'ss'    =>      'ß,ſ',
                'sh'    =>      'ш',
                'shch'  =>      'щ',
                't'             =>      'ţ,ť,ŧ,τ,т',
                'th'    =>      'θ',
                'u'             =>      'u,ù,ú,û,ü,ũ,ū,ŭ,ů,ű,ų,у',
                'v'             =>      'в',
                'w'             =>      'ŵ',
                'x'             =>      'χ,ξ',
                'y'             =>      'ý,þ,ÿ,ŷ',
                'z'             =>      'ź,ż,ž,з,ж,ζ'
                );
 
                foreach( $glyph_array as $letter => $glyphs ) {
                        $glyphs = explode( ',', $glyphs );
                        $str = str_replace( $glyphs, $letter, $str );
                }
 
                return $str;
        }


Here is an example of a function to add in the localise.php file in order to implement a custom calendar for fa-IR (Persian language)

/**
 * fa-IR Date class
 *
 * @package             Joomla.Site
 * @since               1.6
 */
jimport('joomla.utilities.date');
class fa_IRDate extends JDate {
        const DAY_NUMBER        = "\x027\x03";
        const DAY_NUMBER2       = "\x030\x03";
        const DAY_YEAR          = "\x032\x03";
        const MONTH_ABBR        = "\x033\x03";
        const MONTH_NAME        = "\x034\x03";
        const MONTH_NUMBER      = "\x035\x03";
        const MONTH_NUMBER2     = "\x036\x03";
        const MONTH_LENGTH      = "\x037\x03";
        const YEAR_ABBR         = "\x040\x03";
        const YEAR_NAME         = "\x041\x03";
        const AM_LOWER          = "\x042\x03";
        const AM_UPPER          = "\x043\x03";
        const PERSIAN_EPOCH     = 1948320.5;
 
        protected static $month_names   = array("فروردين","ارديبهشت","خرداد","تیر","مرداد","شهریور","مهر","آبان","آذر","دی","بهمن","اسفند");
 
 
        /**
         * Gets the date as a formatted string.
         *
         * @param       string  The date format specification string (see {@link PHP_MANUAL#date})
         * @param       boolean True to return the date string in the local time zone, false to return it in GMT.
         * @return      string  The date string in the french republican calendar (see @link{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Republican_Calendar}).
         * @since       1.6
         */
        public function calendar($format, $local = false, $translate = true)
        {
                // Do string replacements for date format options that can be translated.
                $format = preg_replace('/(^|[^\\\])d/', "\\1".self::DAY_NUMBER2, $format);
                $format = preg_replace('/(^|[^\\\])j/', "\\1".self::DAY_NUMBER, $format);
                $format = preg_replace('/(^|[^\\\])z/', "\\1".self::DAY_YEAR, $format);
                $format = preg_replace('/(^|[^\\\])M/', "\\1".self::MONTH_ABBR, $format);
                $format = preg_replace('/(^|[^\\\])F/', "\\1".self::MONTH_NAME, $format);
                $format = preg_replace('/(^|[^\\\])n/', "\\1".self::MONTH_NUMBER, $format);
                $format = preg_replace('/(^|[^\\\])m/', "\\1".self::MONTH_NUMBER2, $format);
                $format = preg_replace('/(^|[^\\\])t/', "\\1".self::MONTH_LENGTH, $format);
                $format = preg_replace('/(^|[^\\\])y/', "\\1".self::YEAR_ABBR, $format);
                $format = preg_replace('/(^|[^\\\])Y/', "\\1".self::YEAR_NAME, $format);
                $format = preg_replace('/(^|[^\\\])a/', "\\1".self::AM_LOWER, $format);
                $format = preg_replace('/(^|[^\\\])A/', "\\1".self::AM_UPPER, $format);
 
                // Format the date.
                $return = parent::calendar($format, $local);
 
                $jd = gregoriantojd($this->month, $this->day, $this->year);
                $jalaliDate = self::jd_to_persian($jd);
                $m = $jalaliDate['mon'];
                $d = $jalaliDate['day'];
                $y = $jalaliDate['year'];
 
                // Manually modify the strings in the formated time.
                if (strpos($return, self::DAY_NUMBER) !== false) {
                        $return = str_replace(self::DAY_NUMBER, $d , $return);
                }
                if (strpos($return, self::DAY_NUMBER2) !== false) {
                        $return = str_replace(self::DAY_NUMBER2, sprintf("%02d",$d), $return);
                }
                if (strpos($return, self::DAY_YEAR) !== false) {
                        $return = str_replace(self::DAY_YEAR, $jd - self::persian_to_jd(1,1,$y)+1, $return);
                }
                if (strpos($return, self::MONTH_ABBR) !== false) {
                        $return = str_replace(self::MONTH_ABBR, self::$month_names[$m-1] , $return);
                }
                if (strpos($return, self::MONTH_NAME) !== false) {
                        $return = str_replace(self::MONTH_NAME, self::$month_names[$m-1] , $return);
                }
                if (strpos($return, self::MONTH_NUMBER) !== false) {
                        $return = str_replace(self::MONTH_NUMBER, $m , $return);
                }
                if (strpos($return, self::MONTH_NUMBER2) !== false) {
                        $return = str_replace(self::MONTH_NUMBER2, sprintf("%02d", $m) , $return);
                }
                if (strpos($return, self::MONTH_LENGTH) !== false) {
                        $return = str_replace(self::MONTH_LENGTH, $m < 7 ? 31 : $m < 12 ? 30 : self::leap_persian($y) ? 30 : 29 , $return);
                }
                if (strpos($return, self::YEAR_ABBR) !== false) {
                        $return = str_replace(self::YEAR_ABBR, sprintf("%02d",$y % 100), $return);
                }
                if (strpos($return, self::YEAR_NAME) !== false) {
                        $return = str_replace(self::YEAR_NAME, $y, $return);
                }
                if (strpos($return, self::AM_LOWER) !== false) {
                        $return = str_replace(self::AM_LOWER, $this->format('a',$local)=='pm' ? 'ب ظ' : 'ق ظ', $return);
                }
                if (strpos($return, self::AM_UPPER) !== false) {
                        $return = str_replace(self::AM_UPPER, $this->format('a',$local)=='pm' ? 'ب ظ' : 'ق ظ', $return);
                }
 
                return $return;
        }
        public static function jd_to_persian($jd)
 
        {
 
                //var $year, $month, $day, $depoch, $cycle, $cyear, $ycycle,
 
                //    $aux1, $aux2, $yday;
 
 
 
                $jd = floor($jd) + 0.5;
 
 
 
                $depoch = $jd - self::persian_to_jd(1, 1, 475);
 
                $cycle = floor($depoch / 1029983);
 
                $cyear = $depoch % 1029983;
 
                if ($cyear == 1029982) {
 
                    $ycycle = 2820;
 
                } else {
 
                    $aux1 = floor($cyear / 366);
 
                    $aux2 = $cyear % 366;
 
                    $ycycle = floor(((2134 * $aux1) + (2816 * $aux2) + 2815) / 1028522) +
 
                                $aux1 + 1;
 
                }
 
                $year = $ycycle + (2820 * $cycle) + 474;
 
                if ($year <= 0) {
 
                    $year--;
 
                }
 
                $yday = ($jd - self::persian_to_jd(1, 1, $year)) + 1;
 
                $month = ($yday <= 186) ? ceil($yday / 31) : ceil(($yday - 6) / 30);
 
                $day = ($jd - self::persian_to_jd($month, 1, $year)) + 1;
 
                return array('year'=>$year, 'mon'=>$month,'day'=> $day);
 
        }
        public static function persian_to_jd($month, $day, $year)
 
        {
 
                //var $epbase, $epyear;
 
                $epbase = $year - (($year >= 0) ? 474 : 473);
 
                $epyear = 474 + $epbase % 2820;
 
 
 
                return $day +
 
                        (($month <= 7) ?
 
                            (($month - 1) * 31) :
 
                            ((($month - 1) * 30) + 6)
 
                        ) +
 
                        floor((($epyear * 682) - 110) / 2816) +
 
                        ($epyear - 1) * 365 +
 
                        floor($epbase / 2820) * 1029983 +
 
                        self::PERSIAN_EPOCH;
 
        }
 
        public static function leap_persian($year) {
 
            return (((((($year - (($year > 0) ? 474 : 473)) % 2820) + 474) + 38) * 682) % 2816) < 682;
 
        }
 
}

One has also to add the right calendar.js files in the package.

The Site-only pack

Concerning those of you providing "site only" packs:

The packages have to be made on the model of http://joomlacode.org/gf/download/frsrelease/16677/72539/gd-GB_joomla_lang_full_2.5.1.zip (Download and decompress locally to see the exact structure of the pack (install.xml, files included, etc.)

I.e. IT IS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE A LIMITED ADMIN PACK and to post a unique package including both

Why? ==> because some plugin ini files are used in front-end! Here is a typical xml for admin in this case. Example for 2.5:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<extension version="2.5" client="administrator" type="language" method="upgrade">
        <name>Scottish Gaelic (GB)</name>
    <tag>gd-GB</tag>
    <version>2.5.6.1</version>
    <creationDate>2012-02-13</creationDate>
    <author>akerbeltz</author>
    <authorEmail>fios@akerbeltz.org</authorEmail>
    <authorUrl>www.akerbeltz.org</authorUrl>
    <copyright>Copyright (C) 2005 - 2012 Joomla Open Source Matters. Gach còir glèidhte.</copyright>
    <license>GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt</license>
    <description>Scottish Gaelic language pack for Joomla! 2.5</description>
        <files>
        <filename>index.html</filename>
                <filename>gd-GB.plg_captcha_recaptcha.ini</filename>
                <filename>gd-GB.plg_finder_categories.ini</filename>
                <filename>gd-GB.plg_finder_contacts.ini</filename>
                <filename>gd-GB.plg_finder_content.ini</filename>
                <filename>gd-GB.plg_finder_newsfeeds.ini</filename>
                <filename>gd-GB.plg_finder_weblinks.ini</filename>
        <filename>gd-GB.plg_content_pagebreak.ini</filename>
        <filename>gd-GB.plg_content_vote.ini</filename>
        <filename>gd-GB.plg_editors-xtd_article.ini</filename>
        <filename>gd-GB.plg_editors-xtd_image.ini</filename>
        <filename>gd-GB.plg_editors-xtd_pagebreak.ini</filename>
        <filename>gd-GB.plg_editors-xtd_readmore.ini</filename>
        <filename>gd-GB.plg_search_categories.ini</filename>
        <filename>gd-GB.plg_search_contacts.ini</filename>
        <filename>gd-GB.plg_search_content.ini</filename>
        <filename>gd-GB.plg_search_newsfeeds.ini</filename>
        <filename>gd-GB.plg_search_weblinks.ini</filename>
        <filename>gd-GB.plg_user_profile.ini</filename>
        <filename file="meta">install.xml</filename>
        <filename file="meta">gd-GB.xml</filename>
        </files>
</extension>