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Localization effort status.

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asked 2014-11-28 21:47:54 +0200

ApB gravatar image

updated 2015-08-13 20:23:13 +0200

This has been discussed a long time ago in the community meetings and would be nice to have an answer from someone at Jolla. ( @cybette @iekku @eric or anyone else)

There was supposed to be a tool so that the community could help with translations of the OS. Any update?

Also what happened to the additional keyboards. We are still missing stuff (official) or the ability to add layouts to the store.

Thanks in advance.

Shameless bump because @bijjal didn't mention anything in the january email. Come on people this is quite an important issue. And is one of which the community CAN help.

13/8/2015: We are right before launching SFOS 2.0 and some update on the situation would be more than welcome.

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for the jolla tablet as well

richhanz ( 2014-12-08 23:23:49 +0200 )edit

Is it possible to add a Latvian layout keyboard?

digiforin ( 2015-01-09 14:23:35 +0200 )edit


It doesn't have Latvian text predictions, though.

nthn ( 2015-01-09 14:28:17 +0200 )edit

greek please :-)

lorenz ( 2015-01-10 23:39:06 +0200 )edit

I have participated to the Greek translation here: https://www.transifex.com/organization/kenya888/dashboard/all_projects/el/ and is ready to use Please add it

dglent ( 2015-01-11 07:19:53 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-02-16 22:55:05 +0200

eric gravatar image

@ApB: We're currently working in this iteration on opening a Community tool allowing localization submissions, more information coming very soon about this specific enabler... I'm not going to use the "stay tuned" gimmick this time, as this is effectively coming soon now. Thanks a lot for your patience!

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Thanks for the answer. Does this also include new keyboard layouts or allowing community made in the store? (my main gripe with the situation)

ApB ( 2015-02-16 23:13:56 +0200 )edit

Please add Faroese (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faroese_language).

This would be invaluable in our minority language preservation struggle :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faroe_Islands

davurs ( 2015-03-29 23:46:54 +0200 )edit

About 3 monthes passed.

Could you kindly share us some information about this?

hanhsuan ( 2015-05-10 15:41:50 +0200 )edit

I expect that jolla will give some importance here as is inimaginable in 2015 to not be able to use your language in a smartphone. The resourses shouldn't be a problem as we are volonteers to help.

dglent ( 2015-05-10 19:19:38 +0200 )edit

transifex or something similar would realy work well here i think. it does for some apps in open repos

pawel ( 2015-08-13 23:44:17 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-11-29 14:05:51 +0200

Alberto gravatar image

agree. for italian localization I'm IN :P

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You already have italian :) Both keyboard and system language

ApB ( 2014-11-29 14:21:07 +0200 )edit

It could use some refinements here and there, but yes, we have it and it's quite good ;)

Orologiaio ( 2014-11-29 22:38:35 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-12-19 21:55:11 +0200

vaa gravatar image

Romanian? German?

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You have German already. Romanian needs to be added.

ApB ( 2014-12-19 22:12:12 +0200 )edit

Yes we have German. But we can still help for new apps, re-writes and fixing glitches. (They exist in German UI)

SuAlfons ( 2015-09-11 14:56:54 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-02-24 16:25:34 +0200

Ben Gergely gravatar image

I mentioned this in another thread but this seems to be a better place to mention something like Pootle; some example deployments:




and the obligatory Wikipedia link:


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answered 2015-01-04 16:35:43 +0200

vaa gravatar image

Well, I am not a programmer. How does this work, pls?

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It doesn't work yet. I hope one of the jolla people can enlighten us.

ApB ( 2015-01-04 17:16:51 +0200 )edit

Good! I feared I was late ;-) HOW shall I find out when it does, cap'n? Speaking of keyboard: RO has a few special problems re punctuation not present in any other Romance language.

vaa ( 2015-01-05 23:23:34 +0200 )edit

So, three months on: any news on the translation topic?

vaa ( 2015-04-06 11:15:26 +0200 )edit
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