Haven't been on the forums in a while but I've been beavering away at the localization of the .lang file for my locale. Came on to check a couple of things but I can't find *any* love threads regarding localization of Skype anymore. Anyone know what where they've moved?
In the latest Skype versions the .lang files are no longer available per default. However, you can always create your own “user defined” language files and save them as .lang files.
Go to Tools -> Change Language. Select one of the available default languages. Open again the Change Language menu item and this time select “Edit Skype language File”. You can edit the loaded language file and then save it as a user defined file with the .lang extension. Subsequently you will be able to load this file (using again the Change Language menu) and Skype will use this file as the UI language
22-01-2012 16:58 - edited 28-01-2012 12:16
Yes, I get that. My concern was more "generalized", i.e. if all the support threads about localization have disappeared, does that mean that the ability to create and load .lang files will also disappear? It's a question of time, if nothing else, if a locale puts time into a translation, it would be frustrating if that was in vain.
I think there was a debate some time ago as well about offering a central repo where such community translated lang files could be held for download - did that ever get anywhere?
Why is there no special forum thread on here (anymore) about localization?