Dutch translation


#1

Great project and I want to help with the Dutch translation. But I need some info to start. I just saw some info regarding someone who asked the same question but for Polish. Can I relay on that?

I use Windows, iOS and Android. But I suppose the translation files are cross platform.

Dirk Peeters
SAP Law & Authorisation
Ministery of Budget Belgium
(FOD BOSA)


#2

Hi DirkKarel,

I’m sure you’ll be a good help to the Dutch translation team!
Just a quick note on me, I am the one responsible for most of the German translation.

Let me give you a tip before you get started,
Some people try translating things without considering the context.
For example: “bookmark page” would become a literal page about bookmarks in translation (which you don’t want to have, obviously).

Sometimes you will have situations, where the translation can be understood, but doesn’t sound natural.
Let me give you another example:
“Ad Block” would translate to “Werbeblocker” in German, which nobody ever says, so I used “Adblocker” instead, which is how it’s commonly referred to in Germany.

Oh, and be sure to check your translations by using them (translations are only updated each new release).

One last thing:
When you’re having trouble understanding the context (which you will, believe me), asking for help is going to be very difficult, as apparently Brave doesn’t care about their translation at all, since they do not have anyone maintaining the issues (=comments or questions) on Transifex – which is the service used for translating by the way.

You can get started over on https://www.transifex.com/brave/brave-laptop/ for the Windows version.
I’m not sure about the iOS translation, because it was renamed to “iOS old”, which implies it’s no longer used.

I hope I was able to help you.
Cheers,
Zuzu_Typ


#3

HI @DirkKarel,

Thanks for your interest to help with Dutch translation. I’ll give you steps to get started. :slight_smile:

  • Brave use Transifex for localization effort. You can create an account if you don’t have one.
  • During the setup, it’ll ask if you want to start your own project or join an existing project. Choose to join an existing project.
  • Transifex will ask which languages you speak; filling this in is appreciated so that we have an accurate snapshot of the languages our contributors are familiar with.
  • At this point, your account will be created and you can confirm your email.

At this point, you are ready to join and help with translations or you can request a language.

  • Visit https://www.transifex.com/brave/brave-laptop/
  • In the top right, you can click “Join team”. You can specify the languages you speak OR request a language which is not currently provided. One of Brave contributors will be able to approve your access.
  • For translating, click resource (eg. adblock.properties) that you want to translate. And then click Translate button.
  • Voila! Start translating the available strings.In this case you also can suggest new translation for misspelled or wrong translation.

@Zuzu_Typ reply is also helpful (thanks for that! :slight_smile: ). Regarding iOS project, I need to ask the team first. You can use Beta channel to see it before it’s arrived at stable release. https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/tag/v0.23.69beta

In addition, here’s a link for another platforms:

Hope that can help.
Feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Thank you,
:slight_smile: