If you are making improvements to a Drupal interface translation, you can share your translations using the Localization client (l10n_client) module.
- Be fluent in the language for which you are creating translations.
- Install the Localization update (l10n_update) module to download the current translations.
- Install the Localization client (l10n_client) module to share translations.
- Enable the core Locale module and enable the language for which you are creating translations.
- Go to localize.drupal.org, sign in, search for your language, and click the "Join" button to give yourself access to post translations.
- In your site, go to the Configuration > Regional and Language > Languages > Sharing tab and enable sharing with localize.drupal.org by selecting the "Enable sharing translations with server" checkbox and saving the settings.
- Edit your user account on localize.drupal.org, find the "Your Localization Server API key" field, and click the link in description.
The Localization update module helps you keep your interface translations for core and contributed modules up-to-date by grabbing them from the central Drupal translation repository (localize.drupal.org) or another Localization server. This means that you do not have to download and import translations manually. This module requires enabling the Locale (core) module. These are the steps to installing the module:
- Enable the Locale (core) module
- Download and enable the Localization update module
- Go to the configuration page at:
admin/build/translate/update(Drupal 6) or
- Wait patiently as the module looks for translation updates for you
- Click Update translations button
- Wait patiently as the module gets all your translations
- (optional, but recommended) Configure settings to get updates regularly via cron at:
admin/settings/language/update(Drupal 6) and
From README.txt (needs to be better incorporated)
When enabled, the Locale core module allows you to present your Drupal site in a language other than the default (English). You can use it to set up a multilingual web site or to replace the elements of the interface text with text which has been customized for your site. Whenever the Locale module encounters text, it tries to translate it into the currently selected language. If a translation is not available, the string is remembered, so you can look up untranslated strings easily.
The Localization Update module can automatically retrieve translations from http://localize.drupal.org. For languages where translation has already been done, you do not have to do anything other than set up this module. In Drupal 6 and 7, the Localization Update module is a contributed module. For Drupal 8, it is part of core.Read more