There is a translation svn repo in the works. From the buddypress-dev mailing list 6/25/2009:
“The plan is in the next week or two to have a subversion repository set up for your language files. Each time you make a change, please keep the repo up to date with the latest version. I’ll give a weeks notice when a launch is close, so you can make sure your translations are up to date.
I’ll then take the latest for each language and bundle them in the bp-languages folder.”
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but meanwhile, while I want to “test” how it looks before sharing it with the world should I be able to install it and check how it would be? That’s what I am trying to accomplish for the moment because there doesn’t seem to be an elaborate document on how to install language files for other languages in buddypress. AT LEAST I haven’t found any.
After that I will go on to another language (kirundi), . . .