You’ve probably been anxiously wondering what happened with the PrestaShop translation project this month? Well, here is the first monthly report of 2017, just for you! :)

Project news

1.7.1 is on its way

New strings will soon be uploaded for 1.7.1 version. We’ll publish a short article here when it’s done, to let you know what’s new!

Translations update

As usual, 1.7 translations are updated every Monday, and 1.6 translations every two weeks (or so ^^).

Last updates:

  • 1.6 - Thursday, February the 10th
  • 1.7 - Monday, February the 5th

We’re working at the moment on a system to automatically update translations each morning, we’ll tell you when it’s up and running!

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

A few stats

  • 58 contributors joined the project last month, for a total of 3,554 members at the end of January 2017. Welcome to all of them!
  • 41 members were active on the project this month.
  • A total of 20,067 words have been translated and 19,231 validated.
  • All this in 28 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 2017.

Top 10 translators in January:

  Translator Language # Words
1. Oriol Duarri (oduarri) Catalan 4,484
2. Hai Andre Boukris (arnevo) Hebrew 3,232
3. farior Bulgarian 1,891
4. SeongHyeon Cho (jaymz9634) Korean 1,196
5. Cha (cafetango) Chinese, Trad. 988
6. AmirRzd Persian 820
7. Gabriel Manea (wwwimagineataRO) Romanian 817
8. MauricioMontoya Spanish, SV 757
9. bhargavlalo Hindi 670
10. Tor Eirik Trandal (teitrand) Norwegian 466

Top 10 proofreaders in January:

  Proofreader Language # Words
1. Oriol Duarri (oduarri) Catalan 6,941
2. Csaba Mártha (csy) Hungarian 3,953
3. lyoNick Hebrew 2,675
4. farior Bulgarian 1,966
5. AmirRzd Persian 1,161
6. Cha (cafetango) Chinese, Trad. 988
7. Stamatis (breezer) Greek 784
8. Tomáš Hink (tomas254) Czech 292
9. webdvl (megashopba) Slovak 156
10. Gabriel Teniță (ggedamed) Romanian 87

A big applause to them! 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 2017, PrestaShop 1.6.1 was fully available (= 100% translated and validated) in 17 languages:

Bulgarian Croatian Czech Dutch
English French German Indonesian
Italian Lithuanian Norwegian Russian
Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swedish

On its side, PrestaShop 1.7.0 is fully available in 20 languages!

Bulgarian Croatian Czech Danish
Dutch English Estonian French
German Greek Indonesian Russian
Spanish Turkish Slovak Slovenian
Swedish Turkish Ukrainian Vietnamese

Eight more languages are 100% translated but need a little bit of proofreading to be 100% fully validated and available.

Languages with the best evolution

In comparison with December 2016, the following languages had the best progress thanks to the translation community:

  • Hindi (+173% to reach 2% translated in 1.7)
  • Korean (+25% to reach 15% translated in 1.7)
  • Romanian (+7% to reach 88% translated in 1.7)
  • Catalan (+5% to reach 100% translated in 1.7)

Best translation progress for January 2017

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 % 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 2017, some languages would still benefit from some proofreading:

  • Arabic (55% translated vs 28% validated in 1.6)
  • Galician (74% vs 52% in 1.6)
  • Catalan (100% translated vs 82% validated in 1.7)
  • Portuguese, Brazil (100% vs 85% in 1.7)
  • Finnish (100% vs 85% in 1.6)

Languages that need proofreading

Again, these figures are for 1.7, but 1.6 needs some proofreading too :)

If you wish to help to proofread 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!