Last Comment Bug 400537 - [bn-BD] Bengali, Bangladesh: Firefox, Thunderbird
: [bn-BD] Bengali, Bangladesh: Firefox, Thunderbird
Product: Mozilla Localizations
Classification: Client Software
Component: Registration & Management (show other bugs)
: unspecified
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Assigned To: Localization Registration Bugs
Depends on:
Blocks: 294756
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Reported: 2007-10-20 12:49 PDT by Jamil Ahmed
Modified: 2014-09-23 04:28 PDT (History)
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Bengali Bangladesh (bn-BD) Translation source tree (100.07 KB, application/x-tar)
2009-01-25 09:56 PST, Jamil Ahmed
gandalf: review-
Updated Bengali Bangladesh (bn-BD) Translation source tree (100.89 KB, application/x-tar)
2009-02-20 13:46 PST, Jamil Ahmed
gandalf: review+

Description User image Jamil Ahmed 2007-10-20 12:49:38 PDT
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070914 Firefox/
Build Identifier: 

* Product to localize: Mozilla Firefox and then Mozilla Thunderbird
* languagecode-NATIONCODE: bn-BD (Bengali, Bangladesh)
* Name: Jamil Ahmed
* E-mail:

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 User image Axel Hecht [:Pike] 2007-10-22 10:49:05 PDT
You should read this wiki page:

I see that you already created yourself a wiki page for your localisation at

Then, follow the instructions on the wiki to produce a
language pack you can distribute through Once you have
reached that stage, we can consider your pack for official status - although I
should warn you that this is a separate process with its own complexities.
Still, the community will still be able to get your pack from in the meantime.

If you have read carefully and find the documentation isn't good enough in any
way, please let us know and we will improve it.
Comment 2 User image Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2008-01-30 10:20:45 PST
Hi Jamil: how are you doing? Have you been able to make any progress?

Comment 3 User image Jamil Ahmed 2008-01-31 04:42:55 PST
Hi Gerv: Sorry, for my late response.

I have uploaded the source/cvs tree and the langpack @

Can you please check and let me know? :)
Comment 4 User image Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2008-02-06 02:07:37 PST
Axel: one for you :-)

Comment 5 User image Jamil Ahmed 2008-09-30 00:32:28 PDT
Any updates?
Comment 6 User image Axel Hecht [:Pike] 2008-10-03 13:31:38 PDT
Hooking up the account bug.
Comment 7 User image Axel Hecht [:Pike] 2008-10-03 13:52:55 PDT
So this isn't totally off, but it isn't close either.

I looked the source on Jamil's server, and the output of compare-locales is

missing: 993
keys: 590
unchanged: 2641
changed: 826
missingInFiles: 846
obsolete: 652
15% of entries changed

Granted, that's against the current 3.1 tree, but that's the target right now. And even if I just look at the existing strings, there are 2641 unchanged and only 826 changed ones. With a total of 15 % translated, we're just too far off.

I suggest doing the following:

Create a mercurial repository, use a current version of compare-locales,, and improve the localization locally.
Comment 8 User image Jamil Ahmed 2008-11-04 06:33:17 PST
Axel, can you please check with this one?

Output of compare-locales is

missing: 38
keys: 874
unchanged: 619
changed: 4381
missingInFiles: 92
obsolete: 30
85% of entries changed
Comment 9 User image Jamil Ahmed 2008-12-25 23:32:12 PST
We have updated the translation. Please check with this one.

Currently the output of compare-locales is

keys: 922
unchanged: 278
changed: 4838
missingInFiles: 2
94% of entries changed
Comment 10 User image Jamil Ahmed 2009-01-25 09:56:53 PST
Created attachment 358723 [details]
Bengali Bangladesh (bn-BD) Translation source tree
Comment 11 User image Zibi Braniecki [:gandalf][:zibi] 2009-02-19 07:33:57 PST
Hi Jamil!

I'll be your initial reviewer. I'm downloading your package and will get back to you with my review notes soon.
Comment 12 User image Zibi Braniecki [:gandalf][:zibi] 2009-02-19 07:52:22 PST
Comment on attachment 358723 [details]
Bengali Bangladesh (bn-BD) Translation source tree

changedEntities: 4817
keys: 919
missingEntities: 36
missingEntitiesInMissingFiles: 2
missingFiles: 2
obsoleteEntities: 15
obsoleteFiles: 1
obsoleteFolders: 2
total: 5116
unmodifiedEntities: 261
94.155% of entries changed

You have a few dozen missing entities in browser/chrome/browser and several in toolkit/

Please, update those missing ones and we'll do another review round.

Also, take a look at your browser/searchplugins. You should have searchplugins there that are matching the ones listed in list.txt.

Comment 13 User image Staś Małolepszy :stas 2009-02-19 08:35:29 PST
(In reply to comment #12)

> Also, take a look at your browser/searchplugins. You should have searchplugins
> there that are matching the ones listed in list.txt.

We will take care of the search plug-ins later on, but for now, please copy the following plugins from the bn-IN source (
* eBay-in
* yahoo-in
* rediff
* technorati
* wikipedia-bn

The remaining ones (amazondotcom, answers, creativecommons, google) are the en-US default sand will be picked up from the en-US source in the build process. No need to include the xml files for them.
Comment 14 User image Jamil Ahmed 2009-02-20 13:46:47 PST
Created attachment 363387 [details]
Updated Bengali Bangladesh (bn-BD) Translation source tree

Please check now.

keys: 927
unchanged: 307
changed: 4827
94% of entries changed

searchplugins: As eBay-in, yahoo-in, rediff and technorati is not used/popular in Bangladesh, I kept only wikipedia-bn.
Comment 15 User image Zibi Braniecki [:gandalf][:zibi] 2009-02-22 22:56:30 PST
Comment on attachment 363387 [details]
Updated Bengali Bangladesh (bn-BD) Translation source tree

Great job! That looks good for initial checkin.
Comment 16 User image মেরাজ 2009-03-02 02:33:25 PST
কিভাবে কি করবো কেউ বলেন?
Comment 17 User image Axel Hecht [:Pike] 2009-03-10 17:10:31 PDT
Congrats, I did the initial landing.

Mods I did for the initial landing:

Reverted browser-region/ and toolkit's global/, those had badly translated strings in them. Please don't revert those without having someone look at the corresponding patches. shows the status of your locale for fx31x and fx32x, the repositories of immediate interest for you towards Firefox 3.1 (which we'll rebrand to 3.5 soon) are and the mozilla-1.9.1 repo, check out for details.

Please follow the communication around localizing Mozilla applications on .l10n, details on how to join are on In particular that's the place to watch out for announcements and to ask for help.

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