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There is also a scoreboard showing [http://l10n.kde.org/teams-list.php progress of current teams].
 
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== Mentor program ==
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== A helping hand ==
  
Getting started in a big project can be hard. Here are some people that can answer your questions and help you get started.
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KDE is a big community, and translating its software is a big project. It is easy to feel lost when you first start. Several people have volunteered to help new members by answering your questions and pointing you to the right places. You can find a list on the [[Mentoring#Translations|mentoring page]].
  
* Albert Astals Cid (<span class="mailme">aacid at kde dot org</span>)<br /> KDE development and translation
 
* Kevin Scannell (<span class="mailme">kscanne at gmail dot com</span>)<br /> linguistics, particularly interested in African languages
 
* Marta Rybczyńska (<span class="mailme">kde-i18n at rybczynska dot net</span>)<br /> coordinator of the Polish translation team (kde-i18n-pl)
 
* Your name here!<br /> Volunteer to be a mentor -> <span class="mailme">kde dot org at phor dot net</span>
 
 
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Latest revision as of 22:16, 11 March 2016

Get Involved with KDE Translation

Are you fluent in multiple languages? Having our software interfaces and documentation available in multiple languages is important to enable more people to be able to comfortably use our software, and you can help make this happen.

The KDE Translation team takes fragments of text from KDE software as well as sections of Documentation, all of which are primarily written in English, and converts them into other languages. These are fed back into the software, and the end result is that a user can use an application entirely in their native language. And that, of course, means you too — instead of translating messages and menu items and button text in your head every time you use an application, you can do it just once, and then have it in your own language whenever you use it.

Communicating with the team

There are several ways to get in contact with the translation team. The two most important are:

First steps

KDE uses custom tools to internationalize the GUI and documentation of programs. You will want to review The Translation Howto to learn the process. To dive in and start translating, head to KDE Localization Home Page and choose your language. From there, you can contact the specific team for your language and download the translation files.

There is also a scoreboard showing progress of current teams.

A helping hand

KDE is a big community, and translating its software is a big project. It is easy to feel lost when you first start. Several people have volunteered to help new members by answering your questions and pointing you to the right places. You can find a list on the mentoring page.



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