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 August.

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New languages in PrestaShop

Because a great work has been done lately on Crowdin, we felt that it was important to review all the languages already supported by PrestaShop and consider adding the ones with a high level of translation and/or a quick evolution so that the software can match the current state of translation. New ones such as Bosnian, Hindi, Gujarati, Tagalog, and Uzbek.

In order to take the involvement of their translators and validators into account, and because they both make the projects reach nice rates of completion, we are currently adding them to PrestaShop. And it is the same story for languages with a fully translated and validated ‘Install’ file. So the installer should be available in at least forty languages from version 1.7.5. And it is news we are pretty happy to share with you all!

About Filipino

Following this idea to include more supported languages in PrestaShop, we decided to make Filipino translators proud of their work by adding Tagalog to the software. Why not Filipino? Because the software cannot stand ISO codes with more than two letters and since Filipino is the recent language based on the Tagalog dialect, we took the decision to work on the Tagalog translation project only.

It is the reason why the Filipino translation project will be soon closed on Crowdin. So we invite Filipino people to subscribe to the Tagalog project instead if they feel like it, it is here and it will help us a lot since it has reached 77% of translation. ;-)

A few stats

  • 34 members were active on the project this month.
  • A total of 39,740 words have been translated and 37,268 validated.
  • All this in 9 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 August 2018.

Top 10 translators in August:

  Translator Language # Words
1. Rijad Osmanovic (rijado) Bosnian 13,349
2. Federico Ferreri (fferreri) Spanish, Argentina 9,579
3. SeongHyeon Cho (jaymz9634) Korean 5,324
4. Bashar ALkaddah (basharqaddah) Arabic 4,738
5. Salim Benhouhou (salim594) Arabic 1,845
6. M. Mirena (mmirena) Albanian 1,170
7. Marko Josipovic (M.J.) Bosnian 830
8. susanli3769 (emmali73) Chinese Simplified 443
9. tess hsu (florihana) Chinese Traditional 387
10. Cha (cafetango) Chinese Traditional 327

Top 10 proofreaders in August:

  Proofreader Language # Words
1. Rijad Osmanovic (rijado) Bosnian 13,349
2. SeongHyeon Cho (jaymz9634) Korean 10,140
3. Bashar ALkaddah (basharqaddah) Arabic 6,909
4. Cha (cafetango) Chinese Traditional 3,324
5. A Petapouca (petapouca) Galician 1,633
6. M. Mirena (mmirena) Albanian 1,070
7. Yosef Esses Cohen (ppesses) Spanish, Mexico 761
8. eleazar German 42
9. Patrik Lindblom (extendus) Swedish 18
10. farior Bulgarian 10

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 August 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 25 languages!

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

Languages with the best evolution

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

  • Bosnian (+29% to reach 100% approved in 1.7)
  • Spanish, Argentina (+16% to reach 44% translated in 1.7)
  • Korean (+12% to reach 45% approved in 1.7)

Best translation progress for August 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 August 2018, some languages would still benefit from some proofreading:

  • Korean (97% translated vs 45% validated in 1.7).
  • Tagalog (82% vs 32% in 1.7).
  • Chinese Simplified (100% vs 52% in 1.7).
  • Spanish, Venezuela (54% vs 15% in 1.7).
  • Spanish, Argentina (44% vs 13% 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 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!