Here is the latest report to inform you of what has been going on PrestaShop translation project on Crowdin lately (which means this last April).

Some news first

Updated translations: it happened!

Good news! Last week we updated the 1.6 language packs, so they now include the newest translations from Crowdin. This means that when you update the languages in your shop, you can now benefit from some recent translations from Crowdin. That’s big news for Estonian, Greek, Slovak, and Vietnamese for instance, as they made some huge progress recently.

The not-so-good news is that the automatic update process is still not working… For now we’ll update the language packs manually, so the updates won’t be regular for a while. We’re fully aware that this NOT ideal, but our resources are dedicated to the development of a whole new system, working for both PrestaShop 1.6 and 1.7 versions. It should be implemented once the 1.7 strings are imported to Crowdin, so expect more news about this in the coming months.

What about that 1.6.1.4 folder I saw?

You might have noticed a 1.6.1.4 folder for some time… it was added when we updated the translation packs. It turned out the folder wasn’t complete (admin file was missing for instance, which is a big part of the project) and in the end it did not bring much to the project: all the 1.6.1.4 and 1.6.1.5 strings are already in the “next-version” folder. For this reason, the 1.6.1.4 folder is no longer. You can keep on working as usual in the “next-version” folder!

Translator guide

We’re currently working on a translator guide so that we can:

  • better welcome new translators to the project
  • answer any question you may have when translating PrestaShop

It will soon be available as a downloadable PDF and a dedicated page on Build. In the meantime, if you want to help us in giving you the right information, we need your feedback:

Answer our translator survey

Thank you!

Now let’s get back to our Crowdin project, and the full report of its activity in April:

A few stats

  • 60 contributors joined the project this month, for a total of 2,757 members at the end of April. Welcome to them!
  • 42 members were active on the project this month.
  • A total of 21,958 words have been translated and 13,067 validated.
  • All this in 28 different languages.

That’s quite some work, thank you!

Top contributors

A lot of you are working everyday on Crowdin to have PrestaShop available in many languages, and we can’t thank you enough for your dedication! Here are the most active translators and proofreaders this April.

Top 10 translators in April:

  Translator Language # Words
1. rebi8aki Greek 9,962
2. webdvl (megashopba) Slovak 2,980
3. Peter Schiffer (acetonik) Slovak 1,987
4. Jesús Ruiz (jruiz) Spanish 1,167
5. Andrus (Askeldaja) Estonian 1,085
6. Дмитрий Жашкевич (SupportPS) Ukrainian 893
7. Tomáš Prskavec (shawik) Czech 695
8. Janne Wikman (vetoveljet) Finnish 405
9. Jorge Vargas (jorgevrgs) Spanish, Colombia 403
10. N1n7aXIII (ninja_xiii) Thai 346

Top 10 proofreaders in April:

  Proofreader Language # Words
1. webdvl (megashopba) Slovak 6,536
2. Peter Schiffer (acetonik) Slovak 2,623
3. Jesús Ruiz (jruiz) Spanish 1349
4. Janne Wikman (vetoveljet) Finnish 619
5. greench Turkish 438
6. N1n7aXIII (ninja_xiii) Thai 423
7. lolypop000 Slovenian 330
8. M. Mirena (mmirena) Albanian 194
9. Cha (cafetango) Chinese Trad. 183
10. Stanislav Yordanov (StanProg) Bulgarian 169

A big applause to them! And welcome to our new top contributors!

Complete translations

Fully translated languages

At the end of April, PrestaShop 1.6.1 was fully available (= 100% translated and validated) in 16 languages. That’s even better than last month, with Slovak and Indonesian making it to the top! Congrats! :)

  • Bulgarian
  • Croatian
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Lithuanian
  • Norwegian
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Again, Slovak in now fully translated: this is quite a progress since it was 78% translated and 24% validated at the beginning of the year! Well done to the Slovak team!

98-99% translated languages

PrestaShop was also almost fully translated (and/or validated) in these 6 languages:

  • Czech
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Brazilian
  • Romanian
  • Vietnamese

A little bit of work and these languages can be 100% translated and validated too! If you feel like you want to help, join the project!

Languages with the best evolution

In comparison with March 2016, the following languages had the best progress in April:

  • Greek (+12% to reach 100% translated - woohoo!)
  • Chinese traditional (+1.5% to reach 75% translated)
  • Spanish, Colombia (+1.3% to reach 77% translated - yay!)
  • Estonian (+1.1% to reach 92% translated)
  • Czech (+1% to reach 99% translated!)

April 2016 best translation progress

Languages that need (more) proofreaders

A translated string will not be available in PrestaShop as long as it is not validated. For this reason, it’s important we should keep a good level of validated strings vs. translated strings, to make sure everyone benefits from the latest translations!

At the end of April, 3 languages required in priority some proofreading:

  • Turkish (96% translated vs 1% validated)
  • Ukrainian (100% vs 53%)
  • Galician (49% vs 11%)

April 2016 best translation progress

If you wish to help proofreading what has been translated, please contact me on Crowdin with the language you’d like to proofread. We need your help!

If you haven’t joined us on Crowdin yet, it’s never too late!

If you want to gather your fellow translators to work towards a better harmonization, start a glossary, or anything else, do let us know: we’ll include a word about it in the next monthly report.

Do you have a question, a remark? Don’t hesitate to leave a comment. See you next month!