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

asked 2016-05-12 20:30:30 +0200

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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.

Cheers!
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)
• Afrikaans (Southern Africa)
• Artificial languages (Pirate, Klingon etc)
• Cantonese (Hong Kong)
• Dhivehi (Maldivian)
• Georgian
• Hebrew
• Luxembourgish
• Malay
• Sanskrit
• Serbian (Latin)
• Sorbian (Lower)
• Sorbian (Upper)

Added - @coordinator(s):
• Belarusian (Taraskievica)
• Bulgarian - @deloptes
• Catalan - Download - @juzzz
• Chinese (Taiwan) - Download - @zerngjia
• Czech - @xmlich02, @nodevel
• Dutch - Download - @nthn, @Jarno
• Esperanto
• Estonian - Download - @krs, @werdinand
• Galician - @pakoR
• Greek - Download - @dglent
• Hungarian - Download - @martonmiklos
• Indonesian - @fpermana
• Irish
• Japanese - Download - @kenya888
• Korean - @peremen
• Latvian - @akerran
• Lithuanian - @sledges
• Occitan - @Quenti
• Portuguese (Brazil) - Download - @SailFisherMan
• Romanian - @rtr2001
• Serbian (Cyrillic) - @saleki
• Slovak - @zemiacsik
• Slovenian - Download - @sponka, jbartl
• Tatar - @aserg, rgilmi, Marat_Elmet, @a.khorkov
• Thai
• Turkish - @jiit, @maidis
• Ukrainian - @Igorion, @Teodor
• 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)
• Danish - @Louis
• English (UK)
• English (US)
• Finnish
• French
• German - @ejjoman
• 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
• Russian
• Spanish - @carmenfdezb
• Swedish

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

launchpad ( 2016-05-13 16:17:10 +0200 )edit
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Is there any way to request another l10n related improvements? Like these two issues: https://together.jolla.com/question/128661/localization-aware-date-display/https://together.jolla.com/question/128428/people-app-start-first-character-sorting/

martonmiklos ( 2016-05-15 22:26:25 +0200 )edit
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Add Catalan (more tha 7 million people speaks, reads and writes)

darius ( 2016-05-17 12:36:06 +0200 )edit
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@darius, please add languages suggestions as answers below, thanks! :)

sledges ( 2016-05-25 13:18:11 +0200 )edit
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@sledges Is there an ETA of when the proposed languages will start appearing on the tool?

ApB ( 2016-05-25 16:45:57 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-07-05 23:45:33 +0200

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updated 2016-07-05 23:45:33 +0200

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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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answered 2016-08-10 22:48:08 +0200

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updated 2017-02-04 21:20:23 +0200

Georgian

My native language is not listed. Georgian is my native language. Sailfish OS does not recognize my native language fonts, nor does it have keyboard for it. I have fonts for my language installed on my nexus 4 Sailfish os 2.0.1.11 and they are working well. Also i created keyboard files for Georgian and it works perfectly in Sailfish OS. here are pictures. There are no big and little letters in my language. Only few of them change with shift key. So here is it With shift pressed image description

Without shift image description

How can i contact jolla comunity or someone who can put this fonts and keyboard in this system. Of course i can make little program to do this but it would be better if OS supported my language natively. WP10, Ubuntu phone and Android do support it.

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If you have a keyboard and you want to contribute contact Pekka Vuorella. See this thread https://together.jolla.com/question/124266/keyboard-contributions-for-inclusion-in-sfos/

For the fonts i have no idea.

ApB ( 2016-08-11 11:02:10 +0200 )edit

I contacted him. There are some issues. Fonts for my language do not have licence they are kinda free, nobody knows who made them. You can download them from sites. For example www.fonts.ge. I contacted administrator of that site and he told me this. But looks like they can't add Georgian keyboard to this system. I do not know what to do.

matusala ( 2017-02-04 21:26:32 +0200 )edit
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With a high chance of being wrong the font jolla uses is Droid which i think has a Georgian support.

ApB ( 2017-02-04 23:23:30 +0200 )edit

But when i installed SFOS until i had installed these fonts it could not show me many georgian sites text. After installing these fonts it displayed everything that was on georgian on that sites. I do not undartand much in fonds and unicodes but i can tell that if SFOS has georgian fonts it still needs this fonts to fully support my language.

matusala ( 2017-02-04 23:46:55 +0200 )edit
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Droid having georgian support and the georgian font being installed in the phone is two different things. If you find Droid Sans Georgian ttf and install it i suspect it will work.

ApB ( 2017-02-04 23:56:12 +0200 )edit
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answered 2016-09-28 17:31:49 +0200

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updated 2016-11-21 15:11:13 +0200

Telugu

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 +0200 )edit
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answered 2017-02-08 23:34:02 +0200

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 +0200 )edit

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

martonmiklos ( 2017-02-09 09:40:31 +0200 )edit

Thanks! There are still a few tiny issues with the translations, such as https://together.jolla.com/question/156387/timestamp-in-email-reply-is-not-completely-accurate-yet/

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 +0200 )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 +0200 )edit

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

sledges ( 2017-03-14 13:39:07 +0200 )edit
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answered 2017-06-30 09:28:28 +0200

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updated 2017-06-30 19:52:20 +0200

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 +0200 )edit
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answered 2016-05-13 16:23:20 +0200

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updated 2016-09-28 20:34:19 +0200

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 +0200 )edit
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@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 +0200 )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 +0200 )edit

@drpradeeprkrishnan, you are now the coordinator \o/

sledges ( 2016-11-21 13:27:10 +0200 )edit

@drpradeeprkrishnan, Malayalam translation is now complete for this round, could you please review existing suggestions? :) https://translate.sailfishos.org/ml/translate/#filter=suggestions

sledges ( 2016-11-22 18:55:43 +0200 )edit
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answered 2016-05-15 16:31:24 +0200

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updated 2016-05-25 13:26:58 +0200

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Occitan

I [Quenti] would like to help with the this language, which is spoken in South France, Spain and Italy. I've already translated Framadate, Wallabag, Jitsi and PluXml. Also translated some SailOs app into French.

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That would be fantastic! Mercés!

nthn ( 2016-05-16 01:00:23 +0200 )edit

Where should I begin?

Quenti ( 2016-05-16 16:06:45 +0200 )edit

@Quenti, you or someone else would need to volunteer as coordinator, then we'll add the language to Pootle :)

sledges ( 2016-10-07 11:58:52 +0200 )edit

Well, I volunteer :D I'm write a paper in the journal written in Occitan, so I can find people to help! Who should I contact to apply?

Quenti ( 2017-01-28 11:03:30 +0200 )edit

@Quenti, you just contacted :D Occitan has been added! Pootle has its name as (post 1500), I can drop it if you like, you're the expert :)

Don't forget to start with essentials - Terminology and style: https://sailfishos.org/wiki/Translate_the_OS#Three_essential_steps

sledges ( 2017-01-28 11:54:40 +0200 )edit
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answered 2016-05-27 05:22:20 +0200

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updated 2016-08-18 20:49:38 +0200

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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answered 2016-08-11 08:20:00 +0200

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updated 2016-09-23 13:59:54 +0200

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Thai

What about Thai language and keyboard?There are more than 60 million people in Thailand and around the world using Thai language.

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Thai added! @Ongkut, would you like to coordinate? :)

sledges ( 2016-09-23 14:19:05 +0200 )edit
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answered 2016-08-18 16:23:19 +0200

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updated 2016-08-24 01:15:09 +0200

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Marathi (India)

I want to translate Sailfish OS inMarathi language. I want to contribute to the translations and also know a few people who can help translating it in other Indic laguages as well. I see that translations for Indian languages are not made public. Please provide reasons for doing it. If you can make it public please do so.

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Many thanks for your willingness! Indian language translations are managed by Intex, you can ping them (e.g. via twitter) telling that you can help via our service, and maybe they'll open push all those dialects quicker :) (it's a big company, so requests, even from us Jolla, take time; let's do it/ping Intex together!)

sledges ( 2016-08-24 00:57:59 +0200 )edit

I would also like to contribute to Marathi translation.

bhavin192 ( 2016-09-29 11:34:12 +0200 )edit

Now translations are public, but there is no one as a coordinator.

bhavin192 ( 2016-11-10 13:08:51 +0200 )edit

If there is no coordinator for the official language, we will simply accept suggestions as they are.

Would you like to volunteer? :)

sledges ( 2016-11-10 13:42:49 +0200 )edit
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Sure I would like do that.

bhavin192 ( 2016-11-10 16:55:34 +0200 )edit
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