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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)
• 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 - Download - @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
• Tajik - @Victor Ibragimov
• 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
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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 2018-03-29 23:52:39 +0200

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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 +0200 )edit

ping @sledges

nthn ( 2018-04-20 23:39:29 +0200 )edit
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@macedon1 here you go: https://translate.sailfishos.org/mk/

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
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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

Romanian

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.

fnkkio ( 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
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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

@hlebk, current translation suggestions are mostly Cyrillic. What is the status quo in the country, Latin vs Cyrillic?

sledges ( 2019-11-15 15:14:28 +0200 )edit
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answered 2019-10-28 09:04:21 +0200

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updated 2019-11-15 15:06:37 +0200

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Tajik

Hi,

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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Hello and thank you @Victor Ibragimov; Tajik has been added and you are now the coordinator.

sledges ( 2019-11-15 15:07:14 +0200 )edit

Hi @sledges, @jahonen, @holger, @martonmiklos, Tajik translation is 58% completed by November 30, 2019 \o/ ))) I am so happy about such a two week result and the ability to find a time to volunteer both for Tajik and Turkmen. \o/

Victor Ibragimov ( 2019-11-30 06:55:08 +0200 )edit
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answered 2019-11-23 17:51:02 +0200

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updated 2019-11-26 13:28:02 +0200

Turkmen Language Support

Hi @jolla, @sledges, @jahonen @holger

I have some great news for Sailfish OS and Turkmen users around the World!

Over 50 files translated into Turkmen and proofreaded + terminology file! They are ready to be uploaded for Sailfish OS now. The other set of files is in progress to be translated soon.

So, to upload the hard work - could you please, add Turkmen language (tk) to start and continue Sailfish OS translations into Turkmen!

Please, assign me as a translator/coordinator to support Turkmen translations, make QA, improvements and possible updates or corrections. I am very excited to provide mentorship and help for Turkmen language on this localization project, so hope that translations will grow along with Tajik language.

Thank you for prompt reply, Victor

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@sledges@jahonen@holger@martonmiklos

Important note: Turkmen translators for this localization project are local residents, who currently reside in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. I have already provided a series of trainings for them on how to use translation tools, keep the consistent style and terminology, understand the variables and tags in the source text. During the last translation session it was agreed with translators, so they try to keep their translations in a manner, as if the translated text was initially created in Turkmen for Sailfish OS, this approach should help to avoid word-to-word translations.

Have a great day! Victor

The following files are translated so far and ready to be uploaded once Turkmen is added to the Portal: ambience-dna 100% nemo-qml-plugin-contacts-qt5 100% libcontacts-qt5 100% ambience-sailfish3 100% feature-jala 100% sailfish-content-ambiences-intex 100% ambience-snow-white 100% sailfish-content-configuration-intex 100% contactsd 100% jolla-signon-ui 100% sailfish-content-configuration-turing 100% jolla-calculator 100% sailfish-components-email-qt5 100% ambience-aloe 100% ambience-the-first-one 100% ambience-stella 100% nemo-transferengine-qt5 100% ambience-lime 100% ambience-pink 100% sailfish-minui 100% sailfish-components-accounts-qt5 100% sailfish-archive 100% jolla-gallery-extensions 100% store-categories 100% qmf-notifications-plugin 100% ambience-angrybirds 100% sailfish-btrfs-balancer 100% sailfish-content-ambiences-default 100% jolla-settings-bluetooth 100% libjollasignonuiservice-qt5 100% jolla-mediaplayer-radio 100% sailfish-upgrade-ui 100% ambience-black 100% ambience-poppy-red 100% sailfish-content-partnerspaces-intex-tutorial 100% jolla-devicelock 100% sociald 100% sailfish-components-telephony-qt5 100% sailfish-mdm 100% simkit 100% jolla-notes 100% jolla-gallery 100% jolla-gallery-facebook 100% jolla-settings 100% as-daemon 100% jolla-settings-sync 100% feature-omp-sdk 100% sailfish-weather 100% jolla-keyboard 100%

Victor Ibragimov ( 2019-11-30 06:36:12 +0200 )edit
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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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