Here's the language file for Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) for anyone who wants it. For extra support, you can also visit www.iGaidhlig.net
Feel free to notify me of any Gaelic-related issues. I can't do anything about the bad plurals, Skype doesn't allow proper plural formatting.
If someone has figured out how to use a .lang (or convert one) to something Mac OSX or Linux can use, please let me know too.
09-07-2012 16:06 - edited 09-07-2012 16:07
Sure, will do.
A question - how come that the Add New Contact dialog is not part of the .lang file? If I click Contacts > Add Contact, the window that pops up has a localized title but the content is all in English ("If they're on Skype too, calls are free", "Enter all the details you know", "Email", "Phone Number" etc). The country names are also not up fo localization for some reason, which is a shame. Any idea if that can be changed somehow?
<sigh> ... at least tell me that you're looking to improve the l10n process, with better support for non-official languages on platforms other than Windows? Waiting is easier if you know stuff is moving in the right direction
Translating a MacOS application is way more complex, but alos much more powerful because of the way application layouts are designed on that platform. The advantage is that a localized app can have a different UI layout. You can use software like iLocalize to translate the Skype app, but it's not that easy to exchange the finished localizations.
Interesting - can you tell me more? I came across some forum postings about Qt Linguist and Skype but I have not been able to track it down.
I have never come across iLocalize. I found their website but it's thin on detail about how it works. What exactly are the problems of exchanging localizations?
@MacOS: The challenge with exchanging localizations is that you can't simply send over a translation file and load it in the app. Instead you would need to open the application package and drop the ".lproj" localization project file in there. Nothing I would ask a normal Skype user to do.