Mozilla Localization Project Documentation
Mozilla Localization Project Staff
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Documents about mozilla.org's projects localization:
- Mozilla Localization Project Documentation. The file you're reading, collecting pointers to useful documentation for localizers.
- Further readings Links to specs and tecnologies related to Mozilla user interface.
- How to localize Mozilla products. Describe the steps to get involved in the mozilla.org community as localizers, and have your work published here.
- Register as MLP contributor(s)
- Download a Mozilla build
- Work on the files
- Use Localization/Leveraging tool and glossary files
- Package everything back
- QA your work. Hits and strategies to test the localization work.
- Submit the localization to mozilla.org
- Mozilla localization quick guide. A step by step tutorial for the localization of Mozilla, without the use of a specific localization tool.
- Firefox localization howto. A step by step tutorial for the localization of Mozilla Firefox, using Mozilla Translator, plus packaging instructions.
- Localizing Mozilla Firefox with Mozilla Translator
- Importing an exixting Mozilla Translator glossary
- Export the localization in jar files
- Creating an installable language package
- Creating a localized full build
- Mozilla localization technical details. Goes deeper in the internal working of a typical Mozilla language pack.
- Mozilla Localizable resources
- Localizable text files. Notes about the localizable string resources file formats, and editing requirements.
- Introduction to the Mozilla Chrome
- How to register the localizable resources
- Structure of one registrable package
- Creating a new locale package
- Having the package registered
- Creating a simple XPI language pack
- Packing the resources in JAR files
- Preparing the installation script
- Putting everything in the XPI package
- How to choose the regional locale code?
- Mozilla products distribution formats
- Localization and troubleshooting FAQ Covers the most commonly asked questions on the n.p.m.l10n newsgroup.
- Translation Glossary & References
- Glossary Files from previous releases Communicator 4.51 glossaries with localization work made by Netscape towards many languages.
- More Glossaries and References materials. A collection of links to other IT examples of localization.
Here follows a short list to the most important technologies Mozilla is based on, and its user interface infrastructure uses.
- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards:
- XML eXtensible Markup Language
- RDF Resource Description Framework
- XSL eXtensible Stylesheet Language
- CSS Cascading Style Sheets
- DOM Document Object Model
- mozilla.org technologies:
- XUL XML User Interface Language
- XPI Cross Platform Installer
- XBL eXtensible Binding Language
- Netscape Java Script
- The Unicode Consortium
- ECMA Script, ECMA specification 262