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[Official announcement] Translate Sailfish OS: elections of community languages & linguists

asked 2016-05-12 20:30:30 +0300

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updated 2019-03-20 14:46:01 +0300

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Q: How can I suggest a new language?
A: Add an answer below, if you have checked it hasn't been requested yet.

Q: My language was added to the translation tool, great thanks! How can others and myself enjoy translating it the most?
A: The answer is here.

Q: My language hasn't been added yet :(
A: Ensure it has a coordinator assigned, and if not, nominate yourself. Then we'll add your language to the tool.

Q: What is a coordinator?
A: The answer is here.

Q: When will I be able to see the language strings on my device?
A: Ping @martonmiklos with a mention if you would like to have an rpm to be built and/or published from your language. For short term the localization packages will be published on OpenRepos. You could also manage the RPM build for yourself. Here you can find the scripts used for building the current packages.

Jarkko, Pami, & Sim
Your Jolla L10n Team

List of nominated languages :
(in alphabetical order - click on link to vote or volunteer yourself as coordinator for us to add that language)
• Artificial languages (Pirate, Klingon etc)
• Cantonese (Hong Kong)
• Dhivehi (Maldivian)
• Georgian
• Hebrew
• Luxembourgish
• Malay
• Sanskrit
• Serbian (Latin)
• Sorbian (Lower)
• Sorbian (Upper)

Added - @coordinator(s):
• Afrikaans (Southern Africa) - @WilliePre
• Belarusian (Taraskievica)
• Bulgarian - @deloptes, @HeinrichJolla, spaceumko
• Catalan - Download - @juzzz
• Dutch (Belgium) - @nthn
• Esperanto
• Frisian - @Fjoerfoks (pending Jolla account username)
• Galician - @pakoR
• Indonesian - @fpermana
• Irish
• Japanese - Download - @kenya888
• Korean - Download - @peremen
• Latvian - @akerran
• Lithuanian - @sledges
• Macedonian
• Occitan - @Quenti
• Romanian - @rtr2001, @fnkka
• Serbian (Cyrillic) - @saleki
• Slovak - @zemiacsik
• Tatar - @aserg, rgilmi, Marat_Elmet, @a.khorkov
• Thai - @TinLethax (pending Jolla account username)
• Ukrainian - @Igorion, @Teodor
• Vietnamese - @Beo96
• Welsh

Officially supported
Will be selectable on devices, and factory flashed in future new products, that's why it needs to hit 100% during every translation round in order not to delay updates
Please volunteer to coordinate them too!
• Chinese (China traditional)
• Chinese (Hong Kong)
• Chinese (Taiwan) - @zerngjia
• Czech - @xmlich02, [help needed]
• Danish - @Louis
• Dutch - @nthn, @Jarno
• English (UK)
• English (US)
• Estonian - @krs, @werdinand
• Finnish
• French
• German - @ejjoman
• Greek - @dglent
• Hungarian - @martonmiklos
• Italian
• Languages of India
 • Bengali - @biraj
 • Gujarati
 • Hindi
 • Kannada
 • Malayalam - @drpradeeprkrishnan
 • Marathi - @bhavin192, @vmdhhh
 • Panjabi/Punjabi
 • Tamil
 • Telugu - @kskarthik
• Norwegian Bokmål - @emva
• Polish - @atlochowski
• Portuguese
• Portuguese (Brazil) - @SailFisherMan
• Russian
• Slovenian - @sponka, jbartl, @Filip K.
• Spanish - @carmenfdezb
• Swedish
• Turkish - @jiit, @maidis

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... tempted to propose "Bork" : active on users birthdays ;)

launchpad ( 2016-05-13 16:17:10 +0300 )edit

Is there any way to request another l10n related improvements? Like these two issues:

martonmiklos ( 2016-05-15 22:26:25 +0300 )edit

Add Catalan (more tha 7 million people speaks, reads and writes)

darius ( 2016-05-17 12:36:06 +0300 )edit

@darius, please add languages suggestions as answers below, thanks! :)

sledges ( 2016-05-25 13:18:11 +0300 )edit

@sledges Is there an ETA of when the proposed languages will start appearing on the tool?

ApB ( 2016-05-25 16:45:57 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-05-27 02:24:07 +0300

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updated 2016-05-27 08:56:43 +0300

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Around 200 million people speak it.

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answered 2016-06-29 11:51:29 +0300

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Tatar language

Hi! I've got a command that can translate Sailfish OS to tatar language. This language distributed in Russia. More than 5 millon peoples are using it. I can be a coordinator for this process.

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Hi! @sledges, can you add rights to approve translations for these guys from our translation team: 1) Marat_Elmet 2) rgilmi Thanks!

aserg ( 2016-09-15 17:10:20 +0300 )edit

Done enjoy! :)

sledges ( 2016-09-16 03:18:33 +0300 )edit

@sledges, please add rights to approve translations for @a.khorkov He did a lot of work!

aserg ( 2016-10-05 15:10:53 +0300 )edit

@aserg, done as you asked :) Cheers!

sledges ( 2016-10-06 01:14:12 +0300 )edit

Hi @sledges. I have noticed, that in tatar language exists 74 projects. But almost in all projects there are 82-83 packages. So, is it just mistake or smth else? thanks

aserg ( 2016-10-21 12:26:05 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-07-05 23:45:33 +0300

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updated 2016-07-05 23:45:33 +0300

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Serbian (Latin)

I'm posting this for all those who use Serbian (Latin) as their main language. Please, vote for its inclusion and help to translate.

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I would like to volunteer to get this working as an official language and keymap, while I think that the keymap will be the first thing to do so that it is usable on the screen and on the TOHKBD which I use, too.

ds1979 ( 2018-07-14 11:06:15 +0300 )edit

Hi @ds1979, thanks for stepping forward! However we can't proceed without a locale name, would you be able to further enlighten me what is the POSIX locale name for Serbian (Latin)? More info in the comments of

sledges ( 2018-09-13 16:20:56 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-06-30 09:28:28 +0300

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updated 2017-06-30 19:52:20 +0300

I've seen there are not coordinators for Spanish language, if you want you can add me to this group to support Jolla. I've made some suggestions in SailfishOS and I've translated to Spanish a lot of apps via Transifex and Github

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@carmendezfb many thanks for coming forth! You are now the coordinator \o/

sledges ( 2017-07-11 15:50:33 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-05-27 05:22:20 +0300

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updated 2016-08-18 20:49:38 +0300

Afrikaans (Southern Africa)

17.5 million people in Southern Africa, speaks, reads and writes it. Afrikaans is mainly spoken in South Africa and Namibia but there are also Afrikaans language speakers in Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland

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I would like to volunteer for the role of coordinator.

WilliePre ( 2018-11-04 22:49:14 +0300 )edit

Hello @WilliePre, apologies for the delay, here is Afrikaans ready for translations:

To add you as the coordinator, I'd need your Jolla account username, thanks! :)

sledges ( 2019-02-01 02:46:04 +0300 )edit

Hallo, my Jolla userame WilliePre

WilliePre ( 2019-02-01 09:16:10 +0300 )edit

@WilliePre, you would have to login to at least once for your username to appear there.

sledges ( 2019-02-04 22:31:54 +0300 )edit

@WilliePre, I can now see your username in the portal, and have made you the coordinator.

sledges ( 2019-03-20 14:47:51 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-09-24 02:08:44 +0300

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updated 2016-09-30 00:53:56 +0300

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It was mentioned here that you miss us, so I nominate myself to do some "skippertak", until someone other and or better comes along. (nb-no, bokmål, to be specific)

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You are the best, and you've taken loads of precious time off of our Norwegian sailor \o/ So he can concentrate on developing mission critical things ;)

Mange takk!

sledges ( 2016-10-06 16:37:39 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-09-28 17:31:49 +0300

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updated 2016-11-21 15:11:13 +0300


Telugu is a South Indian language and is the 3rd most spoken language after Hindi and Bengali in India.. @kskarthik is already translating for telugu and I recommend him to be the coordinator.

తెలుగు లో సేయిల్ఫిష్ ని చూడాలని వుంది. 😎

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He already is, for quite some time! ;)

sledges ( 2017-09-20 19:56:30 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-02-08 23:34:02 +0300

To "celebrate" the official release of the 2.1.0 I have packaged all community lang packs from the latest pootle status and updated the openrepos packages. Enjoy and let me know if an update is needed.

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Thanks! Just a small note on the 'all community lang packs' part - the Czech language has 100% (well, 99%, but only because of some empty source strings) of completion too ;-)

nodevel ( 2017-02-09 01:14:19 +0300 )edit

Aye, I wanted to say all maintained by me. :) Czech and Slovak is maintained by @xmlich02

martonmiklos ( 2017-02-09 09:40:31 +0300 )edit

Thanks! There are still a few tiny issues with the translations, such as

And the "Ambiences" part still doesn't seem to be translated in the UI, even though all strings are translated on Pootle. ping @sledges

nthn ( 2017-02-09 15:54:44 +0300 )edit

@nthn, @martonmiklos, that is indeed weird. The ID is settings_system-ambiance and they seem to be translated. I'll doublecheck the source codes. E.g. testing on official languages looks OK.

sledges ( 2017-03-14 13:35:47 +0300 )edit

Wait a minute, which part of the UI are you talking about? ;)

sledges ( 2017-03-14 13:39:07 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-08-08 13:46:04 +0300

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I can currently only suggest translation strings but not submit them. How can this be changed?

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Thank you very much for coming back on the Danish language. If you would like to volunteer as coordinator, you will be able to submit them.

sledges ( 2017-08-08 13:47:32 +0300 )edit

Nice. I would like to :) I've translated tohkbd2, some of CrossOver and a few other projects to Danish to Danish .My speciality is coherent words which they're a lot of in the Danish which needs to be corrected.

Louis ( 2017-08-08 20:48:32 +0300 )edit

Brilliant, you are now the coordinator @Louis, a lot of love is needed in the Danish translations.

sledges ( 2017-08-08 21:12:19 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-05-13 16:23:20 +0300

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updated 2016-09-28 20:34:19 +0300

Malayalam (India)

I would like to help translate Sailfish OS to Malayalam Language.

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They are now open and ready for you to translate @AbyZThomas, thanks! :)

sledges ( 2016-11-10 13:18:28 +0300 )edit

@drpradeeprkrishnan, you have suggested a great deal of translations, thank you! Would you like to become a coordinator?

muzirian from Swathanthra Malayalam Computing community has suggested a few, but is not 100% sure about them, as he is only a fresh member in translating. Could you please accept/reject his works as well if you take up the role?

sledges ( 2016-11-21 13:18:25 +0300 )edit

@sledges I am happy to become a coordinator. I am glad to know what I did was of help to the jolla team. I will be checking the translation page wheneverI get time. Thank you

drpradeeprkrishnan ( 2016-11-21 13:25:20 +0300 )edit

@drpradeeprkrishnan, you are now the coordinator \o/

sledges ( 2016-11-21 13:27:10 +0300 )edit

@drpradeeprkrishnan, Malayalam translation is now complete for this round, could you please review existing suggestions? :)

sledges ( 2016-11-22 18:55:43 +0300 )edit
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