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  1. Today I saw some blogs in Urdu Language like this http://pakpressfoundation.wordpress.com and this http://pakistanistoday.wordpress.com/. But I'm disappointed to see that there's not proper Urdu Translation but only the writing style is Urdu (From right to left). I mean the content like "Home,posted on, posted by, categorize" should be in Urdu as ابتدائی صفحہ,پر پوسٹ کیا گیا,کی طرف سے پوسٹ, زمرہ بندی. And there's a need of a forum in Urdu language. See the trouble erupted here http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/changing-the-word-home-to-blog?replies=26

    The blog I need help with is itspak.wordpress.com.

  2. I suspect that Making a blog look best in a RtL writing system would need a theme designed specifically for RtL. There are not many bloggers here writing in Urdu, so the chances of someone who does and also makes themes is very low. Maybe that is something you could do?

    Lots of languages do not have forums. I suspect if enough people wanted it to keep it active, it could be arranged. There is already an Arabic forum, so they have worked out any RtL writing issues there. So I think doing Urdu is just an issue of numbers.

    Have you done a Google search with common Urdu text, with "site:wordpress.com" also in the search string, to find all the Urdu bloggers?

    As for translation, do you mean translating the text in themes? Or the website forms? Don't expect forum posts to be translated. There are a number of other language forums, but not even in all the languages I can read.

  3. Wasn't I asking it from staff? Having an Urdu forum is not a major issue but having a fair translation on blog is the one. I see so many people writing in Urdu language. When I see other blogs as in French I see those phrases (Home, category etc) are in French language not in English. If they are still in English for Urdu language then I don't find any appropriate reason to assign Urdu language to your blog.
    The question is not for help seekers in these forums but for those who blog in Urdu.
    See the freshly pressed in Urdu http://ur.wordpress.com/#!/fresh/

  4. I think there is no Urdu language on translate.wordpress.com, so there are no translations for Urdu possible ...

    Kind regards
    Torsten

  5. I was not asking them to translate support documents to Urdu. What I'm asking is

    ...the content like "Home,posted on, posted by, categorize" should be in Urdu as ابتدائی صفحہ,پر پوسٹ کیا گیا,کی طرف سے پوسٹ, زمرہ بندی

  6. I was not asking them to translate support documents to Urdu.

    I do not talk about support documents.

    http://translate.wordpress.com is a community-based translation of all strings on WordPress.com (incl. Themes).

    See this document for more details:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/glotpress/

    Kind regards
    Torsten

  7. @zodiac1978: thank you for your helpful explanations! :)

    @isadz: sorry about the delayed response to you query. As Torsten explained above, most translations on WordPress.com have been done by community volunteers. Now that you have brought it up, I created a new translation project for Urdu:
    http://translate.wordpress.com/projects/wpcom/ur/default

    It sounds like you are mostly interested in translating the strings that appear in the Twenty Eleven theme. You can find all the strings from that theme by filtering on the term "twentyeleven". There, you can enter your suggested translations for "Home" , "Posted on", etc. Would you be interested in/have time for becoming a validator for Urdu? And if it came to creating Urdu forums, a forum moderator there?

    This link has useful information about the translation process: http://en.support.wordpress.com/translation-faq/

    Please don't hesitate to post your questions here in the Translation forums!

  8. Thanks for your reply.
    It will be my pleasure to be a validator in urdu language and sure I'll help in suggesting translations or whichever the duty is given to me.

  9. @isadz: done, you are now a validator for Urdu – thank you very much for your help!

  10. Thanks jenia for creating this project and assigning me as a validator. I think there should be a forum for urdu too.
    There's a question.
    Can't I use different fonts of Urdu on blog or here in the forums? Will I have to use fonts upgrade? I was translating some strings to Urdu when I realized that the default fonts are too poor. I copy/paste the Nastaleek fonts but they were changed to default. (Times new romans I think). If one have fonts upgrade will the fonts like home, profile etc will remain default or will they be upgraded too. Because they exist as default font style in the store.

  11. I think there should be a forum for urdu too.

    Agreed! There should be the one.

  12. Hello Jenia!
    There is some broken code in the Strings, which is causing unwanted warnings. Please have a look at it.

  13. Hi @isadz!

    There is some broken code in the Strings, which is causing unwanted warnings. Please have a look at it.

    The warnings appear because there are missing placeholders in translations, just like the message says. For example, in "%s Theme Options" %s would be replaced by the theme name to mean "Twenty Eleven Theme Options", "Pilcrow Theme Options", etc. So, in the translations you need to keep the %s placeholders, placing them where it makes sense - if you drop the placeholders, the meaning would be lost, and that's why the translations are not being saved are accepted.

    (In the future, could you please start a new thread if you have a new question/suggestion? It makes it easier to follow the discussion if different threads are kept separate.)

  14. I think there should be a forum for urdu too.

    @isadz, @hnsaifi: thank you for your feedback. I looked up the numbers and there are very few blogs that have set their language as Urdu. Let's give it some time to see if numbers go up, so that it would make sense to create an Urdu forum.

  15. Can't I use different fonts of Urdu on blog or here in the forums? Will I have to use fonts upgrade? I was translating some strings to Urdu when I realized that the default fonts are too poor. I copy/paste the Nastaleek fonts but they were changed to default. (Times new romans I think). If one have fonts upgrade will the fonts like home, profile etc will remain default or will they be upgraded too. Because they exist as default font style in the store.

    While the default fonts are the same throughout the forums, you can change which fonts are being used by your browser, if you prefer a different font. Here is the link to the support article on how to change the default font in Mozilla Firefox, for example. (Search the support documentation of your browser for "change fonts" if you are using something other than Firefox).

    With the Custom Design upgrade, you would be able to use any fonts available from Typekit on your WordPress.com blog. Unfortunately, at the moment Typekit does not list Urdu among their supported languages.

  16. Thanks Jenia for your detailed reply. I think I'll have to go through all the strings since the beginning.

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