As of today, 23 of the translation strings need attention. This is the last update before the release scheduled January 16th, 2018. This release will include translations for Spanish, Norwegian, German, French, Portuguese, Arabic and Dutch. We’ve declared a string freeze, meaning developer won’t modify any string before the release. This will hopefully give you enough time to update the translations.
A few more languages were translated 100% in the past weeks and could be added to this 0.5.1 release, if reviewers step in:
Reviewers from localizationlab now have the ability to Approve a string, meaning translators can only suggest modifications but cannot modify the translated string. This helps make sure the strings they reviewed are not changed unexpectedly right before the release. See this post for more information about this new feature.
If you notice something odd in the strings marked Need review, this is not a bug and there are good reasons for this to happen and nothing we can do to improve that. This is rare though and you can just provide the correct translation and all will be good. If you think the problem you’re seeing is different, please followup on that thread in the forum.
On the weblate language page, you will see that some strings need review (they were modified) and others are new and not translated yet.
If you think the translation is still good and does not require any update, you can uncheck the Needs review button and then Save to move to the next string. Otherwise you can modify the string and Save (the Needs review checkbox will automatically be unchecked as soon as you start editing the translated string).
@erinm it would be great if you could quickly review the list of people who contributed to translations to Turkish, Swedish etc. above and let me know if a person is a localizationlab review who I may have missed. And it would be even more wonderful if you could spread the word about SecureDrop translation one week sprint starting today
@byeskille thanks for noticing the screenshots were out of date or missing. I reviewed all of them and added more. Hopefully that will give you a good enough context to translate the new strings. If not please let me know and I’ll add more !
Wow, that was fast: Chinese, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Dutch are all back to 100% ! And Spanish is real close too 99.5%. The i18n demo was updated with the latest translations for the source and journalist interfaces so they can be tested in context.