Contacting Translation Teams
Potential Contact Letter
To contact translation coordinators that might face problems as per the statistics on l10n.gnome.org.
Status of $LANGUAGE GNOME Translations Hi $COORDINATOR_NAME, I am contacting you as you are listed on http://l10n.gnome.org/languages/$LANGUAGE_ABBREVIATION/ as language team coordinator. Looking at the statistics on http://l10n.gnome.org/releases/compare/ui/2-20/2-22/2-24/2-26/2-28/2-30/2-32/3-0/3-2/ it seems that the coverage for your language in GNOME is drowning: In GNOME $OLD_VERSION the language had $XX% while in GNOME $RECENT_VERSION it dropped to $YY%. It would be good to know what the problem is, if there is one. Could you please elaborate on the reasons? In case your translation team misses manpower, could you please consider contacting downstream teams for your language and ask for collaboration? Remember that all distributions profit from upstream translations in GNOME and also save time, as those translations are shared among distributions. Here are some links with contact information for some distributions: * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/L10N_Teams * http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Localization_team * https://translations.launchpad.net/+groups/ubuntu-translators * http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Language_Teams * https://wiki.mozilla.org/L10n:Localization_Teams * http://l10n.kde.org/teams-list.php * http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Category:Translations In case you as a coordinator simply do not have enough time anymore to translate GNOME to your language, could you please contact other members of your team and ask if they could take over maintainership, and announce this to firstname.lastname@example.org ? For general GNOME translation questions please check http://live.gnome.org/TranslationProject and feel free to contact email@example.com. Thanks in advance for helping GNOME to be available in your language!