Translating to Greek Problem

  • P.Simonis

    P.Simonis - 2005-10-26

    Hello everyone.
    i recently tried to use the i18n system to get a greek translation.unfortunately allthough i changed the character sets to the iso-8859-7 which is the greek character set, i got only questionmarks.If the email have greek characters they are displayed correctly, i only have problems with the mailenable strings.Can you please explain me how the mailenable decides which .po file to use? thanks in advance,


    • Peter George

      Peter George - 2005-10-26


      Using UTF-8 should resolve this problem for you.



      • P.Simonis

        P.Simonis - 2005-10-27

        thanks in advance for your prompt response.The UTF-thingie doesn't work, i 've allready tried it.

        Can you tell me which headers need ajustment ?
        i am quoting from my .po to advice what to change:

        "Project-Id-Version: MailManager 1.1\n"
        "POT-Creation-Date: 2004-12-08 23:41+0000\n"
        "PO-Revision-Date: 2004-12-10 23:11+0000\n"
        "Last-Translator: Andrew Veitch <>\n"
        "Language-Team: MailManager Users <>\n"
        "MIME-Version: 1.0\n"
        "Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-7\n"
        "Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit\n"
        "Plural-Forms: nplurals=1; plural=0;\n"
        "Language-Code: gr\n"
        "Language-Name: Greek\n"
        "Preferred-Encodings:iso-8859-7 latin1 UTF-8\n"
        "Domain: mailmanager\n"

    • Andrew Veitch

      Andrew Veitch - 2005-10-26

      MailManager decides which .po file to use based on what your web browser requests. If you are using a Greek web browser then it will probably request Greek language pages.

      All you should need to do is add a mailmanager-gr.po file and restart Zope. You'll need to adjust the headers.

      If you're having difficulty send us through the file and we'll take a look at it.

      It would be great to have a Greek translation of MailManager.


    • Andrew Veitch

      Andrew Veitch - 2005-10-27

      These headers look fine to me.

      Could you email the file as an attachment to so that we can take a look at the encoding.

    • Andrew Veitch

      Andrew Veitch - 2005-10-28

      There have been quite a lot of questions about MailManager translation and i18n so I've added a document to our website about it:


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