- Switch on the "locale" module at admin/build/modules
- Go to admin/settings/language/add, add your language using the "Custom Language" drop-down. Sane defaults are:
- Language code: en-GB
- Language name in English: British English
- Native language name: English
- Path Prefix: en-gb (this is only really used if you're using more than one language on a site, so you have something like: http://www.domain.tld/en-gb/path/to/page)
- Language domain: en-gb (same as above, but like http://en-gb.domain.tld/path/to/page)
All of these options are safe to change, but if en-GB ever gets included in Drupal core, it'll probably default to something like this.
- Make it the default language at admin/settings/language/overview
- You can go to admin/build/translate/search to search for and translate strings manually.
- You can save a bit of time by going to http://localize.drupal.org/translate/languages/en-gb/export page, and "exporting" the data for which ever project you need (you can only do one at a time). Select these options:
- Type: Include both English originals and translations
- Packaging: All in one file
- Verbosity: Compact
- Importing those files into your en-GB language at admin/build/translate/import .
Strings will be updated immediately.Read more
Might it be a good idea to have a word list?
Use this wiki page to add things, eg
Prefixes and Suffixes
- Change to -ise/-yse. (e.g. synchronise, analyse)
- Change to -our. (e.g. colour, neighbour)
- Change to -re. (e.g. centre, metre)
- Change to -gue. (e.g. Catalogue, dialogue)
- Change to -ll-. (e.g. enrollment, modelling)
- Change to -t. (e.g. leapt, learnt) (This is not always the rule!)
This wiki page should be instructions on how to set Drupal up to use British English translations. This is marginally more complicated than most, as Drupal by default doesn't know the en-gb language code and has to be told about it.
Some basic bits and pieces can be culled from my blog post here: http://www.drupaler.co.uk/blog/translation-proving-complicated/455
The rest could do with someone more clued up on this than me!