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 September.

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Project news

1.7.5 catalog soon available

Hi folks, I know you all know it. Yes, we did, we entered code freeze on September 20th. Few fixes left and PrestaShop 1.7.5 will be released. Yeah! So keep an eye on Crowdin, the 1.7.5 catalog should be out quite soon. With fresh strings that will then be waiting for your great translation, correction, and validation… in short, the big adventure of a new minor release!

About variables for RTL languages

Some of you asked me about how they should translate pieces of codes and variables when they appear in specific wordings, in the context of right-to-left languages. It is a nice question! Indeed, it is quite tricky because if the text should be translated in right-to-left, elements of code should stay written in left-to-right. In short, when there are variables, translations for the Arabic, Hebrew and Persian projects should contain both writings. And today, there is a known issue in Crowdin to display both LTR and RTL characters combinations in the one suggestion text area.

So here is a solution to help you people bypass this difficulty: to be sure that the translations for RTL languages are properly displayed on export, Crowdin recommends to use the Copy Source button (located under the source text) and then modify only the text parts. This way, variables, tags, etc. should stay untouched - even if they look wrong in the browser. You can read the Crowdin documentation about it to get further information.

A few stats

  • 43 members were active on the project this month.
  • A total of 18,895 words have been translated and 14,482 validated.
  • All this in 7 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 September 2018.

Top 10 translators in September:

  Translator Language # Words
1. Diego Alejandro (diegoajm2003) Spanish, Mexico 2,951
2. SeongHyeon Cho (jaymz9634) Korean 2,472
3. Sam Hamou (reggadi) Arabic 1,942
4. drabuziumuge Lithuanian 1,453
5. susanli3769 (emmali73) Chinese Simplified 1,214
6. Victor Frankenstein (Victor.Frankenstein) Arabic 1,122
7. AmirRzd Persian 935
8. M. Mirena (mmirena) Albanian 842
9. Marko Josipovic (M.J.) Bosnian 828
10. Kurt Moskjær Andersen (moskjaer) Danish 694

Top 10 proofreaders in September:

  Proofreader Language # Words
1. SeongHyeon Cho (jaymz9634) Korean 7,442
2. Bhargav Anadkat (bhargavlalo) Hindi 1,427
3. aafeng Chinese Simplified 1,047
4. M. Mirena (mmirena) Albanian 1,021
5. Cha (cafetango) Chinese Traditional 992
6. AmirRzd Persian 940
7. renothing Chinese Simplified 437
8. ols (olegsv) Hebrew 235
9. Federico Ferreri (fferreri) Spanish, Argentina 192
10. Danni Afasyah (prestanesia) Indonesian 174

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 September 2018, PrestaShop 1.6.1 was fully available (= 100% translated and validated) in 31 languages:

Bulgarian Catalan Croatian Czech
Danish Dutch English Estonian
Finnish French French, Canada German
Greek Indonesian Italian Latvian
Lithuanian Macedonian Norwegian Persian
Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian
Slovak Slovene Spanish Swedish
Turkish Ukrainian Vietnamese  

For its part, PrestaShop 1.7.4 was fully available in 23 languages!

Bosnian Bulgarian Catalan Croatian
Czech Dutch English French
French, Canada German Greek Italian
Latvian Macedonian Polish Persian
Russian Romanian Slovak Slovene
Spanish Swedish Ukrainian  

Languages with the best evolution

In comparison with August 2018, the following languages had the best progress thanks to the translation community:

  • Korean (+9% to reach 54% approved in 1.7)
  • Spanish, Mexico (+4% to reach 66% translated in 1.7)
  • Hindi (+3% to reach 5% approved in 1.7)

Best translation progress for September 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!

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

  • Korean (97% translated vs 45% validated in 1.6).
  • Tagalog (82% vs 32% in 1.7).
  • Chinese Simplified (100% vs 52% in 1.7).
  • Spanish, Venezuela (54% vs 15% in 1.7).
  • Galician (96% vs 64% 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: just send an email to translation@prestashop.com. 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!