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Welcome to the OSTD!

What is this?

The Open Source Translation Database is a free service to help authors of open source software get their software translated into as many languages as possible, with as little hassle as possible.

As a maintainer of an open source project you can upload a .pot file and get back a set of partially translated .po files. If you don't know what that means - we will help you get started with i18n (internationalization), have a look at the Help section or contact us if you need help.

If you maintain an already-translated piece of software or you are a translator: please consider uploading your .po files to this website so that others can use them, or browse through the calls for translators to see if you'd like to translate a particular piece of software.


Absolutely! Of course there's no way to guarantee that the english strings in other software have the same meanings as those in your software, but likely they will.

Noone here is claiming immediate perfection, but this is a great way to start and there is no better way to encourage your users to help you with translation than to see the software they use be only partially translated :)

Why should I help?

Maybe because you are a user of open source software and you would like to see more of it translated into your language?

Or maybe you maintain a successful open source project and would like to help other projects without spending too much effort on it?

Or maybe you just want to do the whole world a service?

All good reasons!