Bika inherits Plone's translations and i18n architecture which makes it possible to translate the system using a centralised dictionary set of .po files.
Any user may translate Bika. Transifex.net provides an easy-to-use web interface to translate the texts in the Bika dictionary and everybody benefits. Approved new translations are taken up into future releases but can also be downloaded directly from the Bika Transifex pages and used in existing installations.
See Translations and Localisation in the Bik Wiki for how to implement translations in your own code.
The Transifex user interface is developing. Please consult the Transifex Guide for the latest details
1. If your language of choice is not listed yet, add it or copy an existing one
2. To work on a translation, see Translating and reviewing content in the Transifex Editor. Auto translation functions are useful
Two dictionaries have to be translated, Bika's own, as well as the Bika strings in the Plone i18n domain
If you are Translating Bika Health, also translate these dictionaries:
3. Translations are reviewed and included in future releases
4. Should you need to use your translation immediately, export it from Transifex and save the .po files to the locales folder in your Bika installation