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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 2018-04-05 17:51:45 +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)
• 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
• Esperanto
• Galician - @pakoR
• Indonesian - @fpermana
• Irish
• Japanese - Download - @kenya888
• Korean - Download - @peremen
• Latvian - @akerran
• Lithuanian - @sledges
• Occitan - @Quenti
• Romanian - @rtr2001
• Serbian (Cyrillic) - @saleki
• Slovak - @zemiacsik
• Tatar - @aserg, rgilmi, Marat_Elmet, @a.khorkov
• Thai
• 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, @nodevel
• 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
• 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 2016-05-15 06:48:56 +0300

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updated 2016-05-25 13:26:18 +0300

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I never meet or know anyone who use Jolla phone or Sailfish OS in my country, but I [fpermana] would like to help with translations.

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I'd like to help translate it to indonesian

Aguto ( 2016-11-09 22:50:56 +0300 )edit

@Aguto, are you interested to be coordinator?

fpermana ( 2016-11-26 11:41:55 +0300 )edit

yes, i am.

Aguto ( 2016-11-28 23:21:16 +0300 )edit

hi @sledges. I would like nominate myself as coordinator to translate to Bahasa Indonesia. How to do it? Should I create new thread?

fpermana ( 2017-02-09 16:08:02 +0300 )edit

fpermana is not active anymore. can i be the new coordinator?

Aguto ( 2017-08-14 09:02:25 +0300 )edit

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 2016-07-05 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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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 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

answered 2016-05-15 16:31:24 +0300

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updated 2016-05-25 13:26:58 +0300

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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 +0300 )edit

Where should I begin?

Quenti ( 2016-05-16 16:06:45 +0300 )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 +0300 )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 +0300 )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:

sledges ( 2017-01-28 11:54:40 +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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answered 2016-08-11 08:20:00 +0300

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updated 2016-09-23 13:59:54 +0300

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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 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-08-18 16:23:19 +0300

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updated 2016-08-24 01:15:09 +0300

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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 +0300 )edit

I would also like to contribute to Marathi translation.

bhavin192 ( 2016-09-29 11:34:12 +0300 )edit

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

bhavin192 ( 2016-11-10 13:08:51 +0300 )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 +0300 )edit

Sure I would like do that.

bhavin192 ( 2016-11-10 16:55:34 +0300 )edit
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