Please note some of the information provided in this report may be subject to change as we are sometimes sharing information about projects that are still in early stages and are not final yet.
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New community/locales added
- Bashkirs (ba), a Turkic language mostly spoken in Russia
New content and projects
What’s new or coming up in Firefox desktop
Firefox 68 has officially entered Beta. The deadline to ship localization updates into this version is June 25. It’s important to remember that 68 is going to be an ESR version too: if your localization is incomplete on Jun 26, or contains errors, it won’t be possible to fix them later on for ESR.
A lot of content has landed in Firefox 68 towards the end of the cycle. In particular, make sure to test the new stub installer in the coming weeks, and the redesigned about:welcome experience. Detailed instructions are available in this thread on dev-l10n. You should also check out this post on how to localize the new “Join Firefox” message.
Partially related to Firefox Desktop: Facebook Container is quickly approaching version 2.0, adding several informative panels to the initial bare UI.
What’s new or coming up in mobile
As promised, more new and exciting things are happening in mobile land since our last report.
In fact, we have recently enabled two new projects in Pontoon, since we are opening up localization of a new password management product for both Android and iOS: Lockwise for Android (strings are located inside the locale folders, with a path starting by mozilla-mobile/lockwise-android/) and Lockwise for iOS – both formerly known as “Lockbox”. Ideal deadline for localizing and testing these projects is May 27th. As for previously enabled mobile projects, we are only exposing these strings to a subset of locales for now. We’ll add more locales as we get a handle on this first batch.
For Fenix and android-components strings, the current deadline for localizing and testing is still June 13th.
What’s new or coming up in web projects
Version 2 of the Firefox Monitor website is launching in the coming days. It’s a complete redesign, that will allow users to sign up with their Firefox Account, and monitor multiple emails easily.
Firefox Accounts: many strings were added in the recent feature updates. Please check Pontoon for the deadline. There might be more strings to be added before the weekend. The team will push codes more regularly to include as much localized content as possible on production before the launch of the new feature.
Mozilla.org added and updated four files in the past week: firefox/accounts-2019.lang, firefox/new/trailhead.lang, firefox/whatsnew_67.0.5.lang, and mozorg/newsletters.lang. Follow the deadline and prioritize against other requests.
- The Thai community meetup took place in Bangkok on 18-19 of May. This was the first localization meetup of the year led by the l10n-drivers. Community manager Vee summarized well through this blog.
- Want to showcase an event coming up that your community is participating in? Reach out to any l10n-driver and we’ll include that (see links to emails at the bottom of this report)
Friends of the Lion
Know someone in your l10n community who’s been doing a great job and should appear here? Contact on of the l10n-drivers and we’ll make sure they get a shout-out (see list at the bottom)!
- Dev.l10n mailing list and Dev.l10n.web mailing list – where project updates happen. If you are a localizer, then you should be following this
- Facebook group: it’s new! Come check it out!
- Telegram (contact one of the l10n-drivers below so we will add you)
- L10n blog
- #l10n irc channel: this wiki page will help you get set up with IRC. For L10n, we use the #l10n channel for all general discussion. You can also find a list of IRC channels in other languages here.
Questions? Want to get involved?
- If you want to get involved, or have any question about l10n, reach out to:
- Delphine – l10n Project Manager for mobile
- Peiying (CocoMo) – l10n Project Manager for mozilla.org, marketing, and legal
- Francesco Lodolo (flod) – l10n Project Manager for desktop
- Théo Chevalier – l10n Project Manager for Mozilla Foundation
- Axel (Pike) – l10n Tech Team Lead
- Staś – l20n/FTL tamer
- Matjaž – Pontoon dev
- Adrian – Pontoon dev
- Jeff Beatty (gueroJeff) – l10n-drivers manager
- Rubén – Interim L10n community coordinator for Support
Did you enjoy reading this report? Let us know how we can improve by reaching out to any one of the l10n-drivers listed above.