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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 2018-06-14 12:53:12 +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.

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, @HeinrichJolla, spaceumko
• 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
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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 +0300 )edit
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Add Catalan (more tha 7 million people speaks, reads and writes)

darius ( 2016-05-17 12:36:06 +0300 )edit
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@darius, please add languages suggestions as answers below, thanks! :)

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

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answered 2018-04-06 18:30:20 +0300

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Dutch (Belgium)

The nl_BE translation could use the nl translation as a base. Although it could be almost completely rewritten, using the local vocabulary (and grammar) for several very common words would already be sufficient. The two Dutch languages will rediverge in the future anyway, so let's stay ahead of the curve.

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(I also volunteer as coordinator, of course.)

nthn ( 2018-04-07 18:33:49 +0300 )edit

and another ping @sledges

nthn ( 2018-04-20 23:40:29 +0300 )edit
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answered 2017-02-05 15:46:04 +0300

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Please add the language Frisian (fy-NL) so I can start localizing it. If possible you may copy over the Dutch strings and mark them as suggested, so I can work from there. Thanks.

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answered 2017-03-13 21:39:53 +0300

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There are new strings to translate on Pootle

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Well done for impressive observance, but please do not start translating until official announcement, certain inconsistencies have happened ;)

sledges ( 2017-03-13 21:43:36 +0300 )edit
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Too late :).

atlochowski ( 2017-03-13 21:46:40 +0300 )edit

check if your accepted suggestions from last two months haven't gotten lost/reverted by accident

sledges ( 2017-03-13 21:56:26 +0300 )edit

ok [10 chars]

atlochowski ( 2017-03-13 21:58:56 +0300 )edit

Problem investigated and a way out found: all accepted corrected translations of official languages that have been made by community coordinators (not too many cases) between the end of last l10n round and today can be recovered by finding "User suggestions" with _no user icon_ next to them. E.g. the case of "Person anrufen" string in German. I will mention this in the official announcement tomorrow :) Sorry for the inconvenience this might cause you!

sledges ( 2017-03-14 01:03:15 +0300 )edit
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answered 2017-08-08 21:52:06 +0300

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updated 2017-08-08 22:13:52 +0300

Arabic

As a native Arabic speaker, I would be happy to contribute to Arabic translations =)

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Thank you! :) I believe we would first need to get clear on the right-to-left reading support in SFOS?

sledges ( 2017-09-20 19:51:50 +0300 )edit
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answered 2017-09-20 18:50:07 +0300

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updated 2017-09-20 19:50:53 +0300

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Dhivehi (Maldivian)

Please add dhivehi language I (@galhi) would love to contribute

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Wow very exotic language! I'm afraid I cannot find it in the Pootle tool, which means you would have to provide us with its POSIX locale abbreviation and a how many plurals it has (and their formula). If you need more explanation from us on that, just ask :)

sledges ( 2017-09-20 19:50:31 +0300 )edit

Number of plurals : 2

Plural type : One/other (classic plural)

Plural equation : n != 1

Text direction : Right to left

Language code : dv

Not really sure what POSIX locale abbreviation is ... I thought it's language code so I included language code above if it's not that please let me know

galhi ( 2017-09-21 14:19:56 +0300 )edit

ping @galhi@sledges

nthn ( 2018-04-20 23:38:55 +0300 )edit
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answered 2018-03-29 23:52:39 +0300

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Macedonian

Hello,

I would like to nominate Macedonian as a language for Sailfish and I would like to contribute as the coordinator. Please let me know what I need to do.

Thanks.

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ping @sledges

martonmiklos ( 2018-03-31 09:54:21 +0300 )edit

ping @sledges

nthn ( 2018-04-20 23:39:29 +0300 )edit
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answered 2016-05-28 12:17:51 +0300

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updated 2016-05-28 22:02:26 +0300

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Dutch would be nice.

Already given as an option here.

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answered 2016-12-01 05:44:13 +0300

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Sanskrit

Jolla already supports the Nagari keyboard. It'd be awesome if Sanskrit localization too were present.

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answered 2018-04-06 05:11:41 +0300

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My jolla username is Banhmy1290 :)) thanks

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