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.
- Mohsin of Assanese (as) is committed to rebuild the community and has been contributing to several projects.
- Emil of Syriac (syc) joined us through the Common Voice project.
- Ratko and Isidora of Serbian (sr) have been prolific contributors to a wide range of products and projects since joining the community.
- Haile of Amheric (am) joined us through the Common Voice project, is busy localizing and recruiting more contributors so he can rebuild the community.
- Ahsun Mahmud of Bengali (bn) focuses his interest on Firefox.
Are you a locale leader and want us to include new members in our upcoming reports? Contact us!
New community/locales added
- Maltese (mt)
- Romansh Vallader (rm-vallery)
- Syriac (syc)
New content and projects
What’s new or coming up in Firefox desktop
We’re quickly approaching the deadline for Firefox 69. The last day to ship your changes in this version is August 20, less than a week away.
A lot of content targeting Firefox 70 already landed and it’s available in Pontoon for translation, with more to come in the following days. Here are a few of the areas where you should focus your testing on.
This is the new password manager for Firefox. If you don’t plan to store the passwords in your browser, you should at least create a new profile to test the feature and its interactions (adding logins, editing, removing, etc.).
Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) and Protection Panels
- New protection panel displayed when clicking the shield icon in the address bar.
- Updated preferences.
- New about:protections page. The content of this page will be exposed for localization in the coming days.
With ETP there will be several new terms to define for your language, like “Cross-Site Tracking Cookies” or “Social Media Trackers”. Make sure they’re translated consistently across the products and websites.
The deadline to ship localization for Firefox 70 will be October 8.
What’s new or coming up in mobile
It’s summer vacation time in mobile land, which means most projects are following the usual course of things.
Just like for Desktop, we’re quickly approaching the deadline for Firefox Android v69. The last day to ship your changes in this version is August 20.
Another thing to note is that we’ve exposed strings for Firefox iOS v19 (deadline TBD soon).
Other projects are following the usual continuous localization workflow. Stay tuned for the next report as there will be novelties then for sure!
What’s new or coming up in web projects
A lot of strings landed earlier this month. If you need to prioritize what to localize first, look for string IDs containing `delete_account` or `sync-engines`. Expect more strings to land in the coming weeks.
The following files were added or updated since the last report.
- New: firefox/adblocker.lang and firefox/whatsnew_69.lang (due on 26 of August)
- Update: firefox/new/trailhead.lang
The navigation.lang file has been made available for localization for some time. This is a shared file, and the content is on production whether the file is fully localized or not. If this is not fully translated, make sure to give this file higher priority to complete soon.
What’s new or coming up in Foundation projects
More content from foundation.mozilla.org will be exposed to localization in de, es, fr, pl, pt-BR over the next few weeks! Content is exposed in different stages, because the website is built using different technologies, which makes it challenging for localization. The main pages will be available in the Engagement project, and a new tag can help have a look at them. Other template strings will be exposed in a new project later.
donate.mozilla.org is getting an update too! The website is being rebuilt from the ground up with a new system that will make it easier to maintain. The UI won’t change too much, so the copy will mostly remain the same. However, it won’t be possible to migrate the current translations to the new system, instead we will heavily rely on Pontoon’s translation memory.
Once the new website is ready, the current project in Pontoon will be set to “read only” mode during a transition period and a new project will be enabled.
Please make sure to review any pending suggestion over the next few weeks, so that they get properly added to the translation memory and are ready to be reused into the new project.
What’s new or coming up in SuMo
Newly published articles:
What’s new or coming up in Pontoon
The Translate.Next work moves on. We hope to have it wrapped up by the end of this quarter (i.e., end of September). Help us test by turning on Translate.Next from the Pontoon translation editor.
Newly published localizer facing documentation
- 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
- 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.