Languages and localization area
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.
- Translating LibreOffice
- Extending the Dictionaries in LibreOffice: You want to add some words to the dictionary in your language
- Translation of the annual report: the place where we translate the annual report of the Foundation, first in English, then in the language of your choice.
- Mailing List
- How-to create a new website in your language: Process to request a new website and get admin or authors rights
- Available mailing lists in your language. If it appears that your language is not listed, please ask for the creation of the mailing lists on the website list.
- Available website services. If you create one of this service in your language, please add it to the table.
- Big Thank You page You're contributing to a NLP? if you're doing QA, L10n, Documentation, Marketing, Support, please add your name!
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_22.214.171.124.alpha1_Linux_x86-64_deb_langpack_qtz.tar.gz and LibreOfficeDev_126.96.36.199.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 ▸ ▸ ▸ 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
Note: On Linux use the
gen backend, because the gtk dialogs are using gettext directly, and their strings will not get the KeyID. E.g. start LibreOffice with
The string reference can be used to quickly lookup the translated version of the string on Weblate by searching for the string reference with the
note: prefix (e.g. French translation of string reference cM5es).
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).
To ease the inter-projects communication (mostly marketing and website) please add a contact name to your language team.
To ease the tracking, we now use Redmine for the requests we have concerning the websites or Weblate. 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, file a request on the Infrastructure project. If you don't feel comfortable with Redmine, you can still ask Sophi (talk) to help you.