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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.

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 +0200 )edit

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

martonmiklos ( 2016-05-15 22:26:25 +0200 )edit

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

darius ( 2016-05-17 12:36:06 +0200 )edit

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

sledges ( 2016-05-25 13:18:11 +0200 )edit

@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 2018-03-29 23:52:39 +0200

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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.


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ping @sledges

martonmiklos ( 2018-03-31 09:54:21 +0200 )edit

ping @sledges

nthn ( 2018-04-20 23:39:29 +0200 )edit

@macedon1 here you go:

If you could login into Pootle and tell me your username, I'll make you the coordinator

sledges ( 2018-09-13 16:04:39 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-09-18 10:04:44 +0200

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updated 2018-09-18 10:04:44 +0200

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Tanglish - Tamil language mixed with english objects .. Modern now, easy understanding, attract more selections

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answered 2019-02-13 08:12:30 +0200

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updated 2019-02-13 11:56:45 +0200


I would like to be added as a coordinator for the Romanian locale. Yesterday I submitted ~2.000 translation suggestions, today I have built the translations package and I am verifying the strings, one by one, in the actual applications.

After verification, I would like to be able to approve these translations myself.

Thank you !

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Hello @fnkka, I second you to that. I am the sole RO coordinator so far, but I have very limited time until later this year, so it would be great to move forward somehow.

rtr2001 ( 2019-02-13 19:46:59 +0200 )edit

Ping @sledges, he can do this.

emva ( 2019-03-05 00:43:43 +0200 )edit

@sledges a bit of help here please; otherwise I cannot contribute.. it's been one month.

fnkka ( 2019-03-16 08:39:04 +0200 )edit

Thanks @fnkka, you are now the coordinator. Sorry for the delay, but please do not create new answers, because there was already one for Romanian, as it's easy to lose oneself:)

sledges ( 2019-03-20 14:47:16 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-04-27 13:24:35 +0200

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Belarusian (Latin)

I see that previous attempt to translate SFOS to Belarusian (Taraškievica) failed. It's not finished, it doesn't have a coordinator and it has a lot of mistakes. I'd like to translate SFOS to any form of Belarusian language (preferably classic one in latin, but I could do official version in cyrillic as well).

And btw, I created two Belarusian layouts for personal use. Should I share it somewhere? Is keyboard contribution thread still alive?

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Pinging @sledges

nthn ( 2019-05-03 15:31:55 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-05-28 12:17:51 +0200

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updated 2016-05-28 22:02:26 +0200

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Dutch would be nice.

Already given as an option here.

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answered 2018-04-06 05:11:41 +0200

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My jolla username is Banhmy1290 :)) thanks

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answered 2019-10-28 09:04:21 +0200

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updated 2019-10-28 09:04:21 +0200

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Tajik Language Support


Could you please, add Tajik language (tg) to start Sailfish OS translations into Tajik right away! Style Guide and Terminology is going to be derived from ongoing Linux localization/translation projects for Tajik language.

Please, assign me as a coordinator to make QA, improvements and possible corrections.

Thank you for prompt reply, Victor

Tajik Lead Translator/Coordinator for KDE, Gnome, Debian, Ubuntu, Mageia...

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