Contributing to PrestaShop is not only about the code, it’s also about taking part in the PrestaShop translation project! This report tells you how the translations of the software evolved in January.

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A more international translation

I must admit, it is quite stunning to see how the Crowdin PrestaShop project is growing. Each monthly report highlights bigger numbers than the previous one, we are now talking about hundreds of thousands of words translated, it has nothing to do with the ten thousands we used to get when I arrive. And this is the amazing part of dealing with such a large and dedicated community. Because every merchant can help and then enjoy the benefits of this massive involvement in completing the translation rates. After the interview of Roberto Calisto, who helps a lot with the Portuguese, here is another post about the translation of the software and what has happened lately.

A few stats

  • 119 members were active on the project this month.
  • A total of 274,918 words have been translated and 95,614 validated.
  • All this in 19 different languages.

Thank you for your involvement!

Top contributors

A lot of you are working every day 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 for January 2018.

Top 10 translators in January:

  Translator Language # Words
1. PowerShop Spanish 45,451
2. Rijad Osmanovic (rijado) Bosnian 40,334
3. redjepi Macedonian 29,566
4. an0na (menardjosef.morales) Filipino 17,960
5. Ardis Markss (ardis.markss) Latvian 12,296
6. kristapskr Latvian 11,533
7. susanli3769 (emmali73) Chinese Simplified 8,837
8. Clint Mark Cortes (cortesclintmark) Filipino 7,662
9. cherryloua Filipino 7,431
10. xanvieiro Galician 6,138

Top 10 proofreaders in January:

  Proofreader Language # Words
1. Rijad Osmanovic (rijado) Bosnian 66,892
2. Mats Holmberg (maholmbe) Finnish 10,420
3. SeongHyeon Cho (jaymz9634) Korean 2,868
4. Anouar Talidi (Anouar_Talidi) Arabic 2,525
5. Roberto Calisto (roberto.calisto) Portuguese 2,462
6. Nikolaos Papapanagiotou (nikolaosp) Greek 1,469
7. Stamatis (breezer) Greek 1,342
8. M. Mirena (mmirena) Albanian 1,337
9. Cha (cafetango) Chinese Traditional 853
10. Tor Eirik Trandal (teitrand) Norwegian 847

Congrats, and welcome to our new top contributors!

Remember, you can see who’s been contributing to our translation project thanks to the Translators page.

Complete translations

Fully translated languages

At the end of January 2018, PrestaShop 1.6.1 was fully available (= 100% translated and validated) in 26 languages:

Bulgarian Croatian Danish Dutch
English French French, Canada German
Greek Indonesian Italian Lithuanian
Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese
Portuguese, Brazil Romanian Russian Slovak
Slovene Spanish Swedish Turkish
Ukrainian Vietnamese    

For its part, PrestaShop 1.7.3 was fully available in 22 languages!

Bulgarian Bosnian Croatian Dutch
English French French, Canada German
Indonesian Italian Lithuanian Norwegian
Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian
Russian Slovak Spanish Swedish
Ukrainian Vietnamese    

Languages with the best evolution

In comparison with December 2017, the following languages had the best progress thanks to the translation community:

  • Filipino (+72% to reach 74% translated in 1.7)
  • Latvian (+43% to reach 69% translated in 1.7)
  • Macedonian (+38% to reach 99% translated in 1.7)

Best translation progress for January 2018

Thanks to all the contributors!

Of course, this is highlighting the languages that made some progress with new translations; but it doesn’t mean that the languages that aren’t mentioned here aren’t active. Indeed, some editing and rewriting could be going on, but the percentage of translation wouldn’t be modified (since it’s working on strings that are already translated). So let’s not forget about the work of these proofreaders! Thank you too!

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!

The list has quite evolved over the last few months, meaning that a lot of proofreading took place. It’s great!

At the end of January 2018, some languages would still benefit from some proofreading:

  • Filipino (65% translated vs 0% validated in 1.7).
  • Chinese Simplified (98% vs 46% in 1.7).
  • Latvian (66% vs 24% in 1.7).
  • Macedonian (100% vs 61% in 1.7).
  • Portuguese, Brazil (100% vs 78% in 1.7).

Languages that need proofreading

If you wish to help to proofread what has been translated, please contact us 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!