Languages and localization area

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Welcome to the pages dedicated to the Native Language teams and the localization of LibreOffice!

As a quick introduction, the localization (l10n) will deal with the product (UI and help) and its derivatives (templates, extension, etc) whereas the Native Language teams will produce contents for the website, the documentation, the marketing, etc... in their language, most of the time without involving a translation process.

Localization

Native Language

L10N QA

We have deployed a MozTrap server.

KeyID

For major versions, KeyID builds are available in alpha and beta releases. This special build allows to display the KeyID reference of each string in the menus and dialogs. It is a available as a language pack, where the language reference is replaced by qtz in the version name (for example LibreOfficeDev_4.3.0.0.alpha1_Linux_x86-64_deb_langpack_qtz.tar.gz and LibreOfficeDev_4.2.0.0.beta2_Linux_x86_deb_langpack_qtz.tar.gz).

To install this lang pack:

  • download the package
  • depending on your system, install it as usual after installing the main package
  • go under Tools ▸ Options ▸ Language Settings ▸ Languages and change the User Interface to KeyID
  • when you reopen LibreOffice, you can see now the string reference in front of each menu and dialog

The string reference can be used to quickly lookup the translated version of the string on Pootle by searching for the string reference under the comments field (e.g. French translation of string reference 3FFPp).

Language Support of LibreOffice: Status of Localizations and Writing Aids

Comprehensive table on Language support of LibreOffice: Localized user interface and help system, availability of AutoText, AutoCorrect, spell-check dictionaries, hyphenation patterns, thesaurus, grammar checker and other language-related resources (LibreOffice language extensions).

Contact Table

To ease the inter-projects communication (mostly marketing and website) please add a contact name to your language team.

Redmine

To ease the tracking, we now use Redmine for the requests we have concerning the websites or Pootle. That avoid our Infra team to have to monitor many mailing lists to answer your demands.

Our Redmine instance here is https://redmine.documentfoundation.org, fill a request on the Infrastructure project. If you don't feel comfortable with Redmine, you can still ask Sophi (talk) to help you.