CKEditor Localization Teams

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CKEditor translation is based on language teams. The CKEditor resources are localized by dedicated teams of users that manage the translations into their native language. Bringing CKEditor to the users all around the world and making the editor available in as many languages as possible are our priorities. This is why all CKEditor developers and users are most welcome to join our localization project on Transifex and to contribute their translations.

Joining CKEditor Localization Team

CKSource is always looking for new translators willing to join the CKEditor localization project, complete existing translations, and add new language versions. If you want to contribute, proceed as described below:

  1. Register on the Transifex website.
    You can sign up for free by using the "Sign Up Free" button in the top right-hand corner of the Transifex homepage. You will be redirected to the signup form page. Fill in your personal details and register the account. You will need to confirm your account by clicking the link from the validation e-mail.
  2. Log in and complete your profile.
    Go to the User account section of your dashboard (by clicking your username in the top right-hand corner) and fill in the information that can tell other contributors something more about yourself.
  3. Join a CKEditor translation team.
    Go to the project's site and see the list of available language teams. If you find a suitable one, join it. If a language has the "(no team yet)" caption or it is not listed, request the creation of a new team for your native language.
    Your requests will need to be approved by one of the maintainers or coordinators before you can actively contribute to the project.

Joining a Team

Go to the CKEditor project page and click a language that you want to join. Click Join team to request access to an existing team.

Joining an existing team in Transifex

After you click the Join language translation button, a notification will be sent to the team coordinator. Your user name will now appear on the waiting list and you will be able to withdraw your application by clicking the Withdraw button.

Team waiting list in Transifex

The request will also be visible in your dashboard — see the Recent Events list.

Recent Events list in Transifex dashboard

When your request is approved, you will receive an e-mail notification. Your username will also appear on the language team page.

Team members list in Transifex

You can now start translating project resources within your language team.

important note

Please note that in order to join more language teams you need to apply to all of them separately.

Requesting a New Team

If a team for your native language does not exist, you can request creating a new one. Please note that two situations may occur.

CKEditor may already have some translations for your native language coming from the past, but no team coordinates these efforts on Transifex. If this is the case, the language will be listed as Language (no team yet) on the project page.

Languages without a team in Transifex

If this is the case, choose the language and then proceed as described in the Joining a Team section. Your request will be sent to project maintainers and when accepted, you will become the team coordinator.

If, however, the language of your choice is not listed, just click the Request language link above the languages list.

Requesting a new team in Transifex

The following form will open, letting you choose a language for the team.

Requesting a new team in Transifex

important note
Please note that CKEditor uses two-letter ISO 639-1 language codes (like de, it, fi) for the majority of translations. In some cases, when a regional variation is required, the four-letter language code can be used (like in pt_BR for Brazilian Portuguese). Please contact the project maintainers if you have any doubts in this regard.

After you click the Request team button, a notification will be sent to the project maintainers. The requested team will now appear on the waiting list.

Pending team requests in Transifex

The request will also be visible in your dashboard — see the Recent Events list.

Recent Events list in Transifex dashboard

When your request is approved, you will receive an e-mail notification. The new language will also immediately become available on the main project page.

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Language teams list in Transifex