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Get Involved with KDE Translation


Are you fluid in multiple languages? By contributing your translations of text in the KDE project, you will help bring KDE to a wider global market.

The KDE Translation team works beside the Documentation team.

Communicating with the team

There are many ways to get in touch with the team:
You can chat with the team in #kde-i18n on irc.freenode.net, or learn more about IRC.
The team discusses activities on the kde-i18n-doc mailing list, learn about mailing lists.

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 urgent teams.

Mentor program

Getting started in a big project can be hard. Here are some people that can answer your questions and help you get started.

  • Albert Astals Cid (aacid at kde dot org)
    KDE development and translation
  • Kevin Scannell (kscanne at gmail dot com)
    linguistics, particularly interested in African languages
  • Marta RybczyÅ„ska (kde-i18n at rybczynska dot net)
    coordinator of the Polish translation team (kde-i18n-pl)
  • Your name here!
    Volunteer to be a mentor -> kde dot org at phor dot net

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