Thanks, I do understand how i18n works for plugins. I should have asked if there is a way to do this without having to fork or modify the existing plugin. It seems like the answer is no.
Personally, I think this is a lacking feature of NodeBB.
I'm having an issue with the category sections plugin. When I try to administer the plugin, I get this error in my browser console and can't reorder the sections or change them:
Uncaught TypeError: $(...).sortable is not a function
at i (acp.min.js:11)
at HTMLDocument. (acp.min.js:11)
at c (acp.min.js:1)
at u (acp.min.js:1)
I'm Currently on 1.4.6, running plugin 0.2.0
I put an issue on github here: https://github.com/NodeBB/nodebb-plugin-category-sections/issues/10 - I'd be happy with even a workaround just for the time being to try and edit the layout.