If you follow the mod thread to a tie it should work and you can reply there if you wish and i can give ya some hints.
Now as far as diplomatic i have to be i work with support
It is my job to inform you what is support and what is code mods and give appropriate answers. Lots of people have the issue you had regarding what is the mod of support. I mean go to vbulletin.com and ask them to do something to the code it was not meant to do and they will send you to the mod forums. No software company can support the multitude of different posibilities people expect in software. Its all about balance. If we could have come up with a full proof way to support the forum language in our software we would have done it. We have enough issues with people posting language submissions to our software to keep things current. I think honesty we are the only software I know that actually releases the software product with multiple languages in the download supported. Most others have language mod forums where you can download addon's users upload.