thanks for your quick response!
the arabic language pack is just an example I used bexause it was on tour website, I actually need it to be in hebrew, and arabic looked like a good proximity to test the globalization option...
The problem is not with the translation files themselves, but with their effect on the Instantforum 2012 I've downloaded. I've taken some terms and phrases that are in the main navigation panel, like "Admin CP" and "calendar" and although the arabic language pack contains their translation (under "MainNavigation_" in Resources.xml), they still appear in english.
I've double checked to make sure this is the right term by changing the matching term in the english resource.XML file and watching the navigation panel change according to my translation. Since I'd like to maintain two languages (English and Hebrew) on this forum, changing the default english version to hebrew is not an option.
I'd really appreciate your help,