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What language translations are available in Askbot?

asked 2010-04-15 00:41:22 -0600

Evgeny's avatar

updated 2011-12-20 10:48:07 -0600

in what languages can askbot speak? what about the future?

Btw, could you help translate? You can either fork Askbot on github and create localization in your language or just start with translating this file:

and email it to

Instructions for translation will be added soon. Here is some basic info on the subject.


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answered 2011-08-17 21:34:35 -0600

byron's avatar

I already made a fork of the project, and trasnlated a few spanish strings, I hope to have more in the next days.

my git repo commit

I will send an official email when I have more. I don't know if is enough to include it in the project

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answered 2010-05-03 14:02:58 -0600

Aleksandar's avatar

I can start translating into Serbian and Croatian.

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Great, Thanks! You can now access url and start. Cheers.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2010-05-03 15:16:37 -0600 )edit

answered 2010-08-24 17:45:20 -0600

cch's avatar

I can do translation in Traditional Chinese (or known as Taiwanese).

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Great, you should be able to now access url and start translating. There is a 'zh-cn' localization with some strings. Should I set up 'zh-tw'? Thanks!
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2010-08-24 18:15:26 -0600 )edit

answered 2010-04-16 18:08:24 -0600

I can turkish :)

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cool! will you be comfortable translating from English?
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2010-04-16 18:32:03 -0600 )edit
also - would you work through github? do you have an account there?
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2010-04-16 18:34:19 -0600 )edit

answered 2010-04-20 16:12:47 -0600

If I do this translation with a normal Editor program, should it run?

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Hey, thanks! Yes, a simple text editor will do. I will update instructions, but basically you will need to translate only strings on "msgstr" lines. There are also some tricks with plurals - I will explain that shortly - tomorrow morning before the conference session starts!
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2010-04-20 17:28:31 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-05-18 14:43:53 -0600

Meixome's avatar


I'm translating Askboot to galician. At this moment is the most advanced translation in Transifex but I don't see <gl> locale in github. I will finishing in few days.

As member for a linux user group and cultural association we are planning support users with this software in our language. Must we perform any steps for? Could I do something about? We need a 100 % acomplished translation.

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Thanks!!! I see the translation on Transifex, just pulled it to the repository - it is available on github. Just continue with the translation on Transifex, I will be copying messages to the github every few days.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2013-05-18 14:46:55 -0600 )edit

answered 2010-04-15 00:43:40 -0600

Evgeny's avatar

updated 2011-12-19 12:18:54 -0600

Right now the best localizations are Spanish and English.

Chinese localization is out of date - could somebody fix it up?

Askbot does not yet support right-to-left languages properly.

In the near future - within a month - expect Russian and German translations.

Can you help out? Here is the beginning of the explanation on how to get started.

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The link above is broken.

quesada's avatar quesada  ( 2011-12-19 12:16:39 -0600 )edit

Thanks, fixed.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2011-12-19 12:19:08 -0600 )edit

answered 2012-01-17 10:13:51 -0600

IsaacSaito's avatar

updated 2012-01-17 10:16:17 -0600

I can join Japanese translation team.

(Since I found someone might have already started working on it here, think I should contact the person listed first).

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Sure, please register here and request creation of japanese team, I'll approve it and you'll be able to translate. Thank you!

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2012-01-17 10:43:47 -0600 )edit

I see. So..., is the person listed in the link I cited working on a translation on different stuff?

IsaacSaito's avatar IsaacSaito  ( 2012-01-17 11:08:33 -0600 )edit

that's not an askbot repository, the official askbot repo is on github, . Just pick the easiest method for yourself - either git or transifex.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2012-01-17 11:27:52 -0600 )edit

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