Today we’ve made Twitter available in Catalan and Ukrainian, bringing the total number of supported languages to 30.
These new languages are possible thanks in large part to our community of translators. Twitter has been using a translation community model since 2009. The demand has been so high that we built a console - Twitter’s Translation Center, where users can help suggest translations for the site. With each official Twitter language launch, we saw more and more demand from users to help us translate Twitter into their language.
On May 16th, we opened up the Translation Center to six additional languages. We worked to ensure the quality, consistency and unified voice of our translators were in our tools - via automation. Today, we are making two of those languages available for all users to see and change their language settings to - Catalan and Ukrainian. The translations you see live on Twitter.com are based on translation completion and community approval. In order to use Twitter in Catalan or Ukrainian, please go to your language settings today.
If you see a translation that doesn’t feel right, the best way to fix it is to log into the Translation Center and vote for the best choice. The phrase score will adjust over time, and the right translation will find its way into Twitter.com. If you see inconsistencies in the content, you can get involved in the discussions with your community at the language forums. We’re continually improving on the system, so please send us your feedback and report any issues you come across.
If you speak Afrikaans, Basque, Czech or Greek and would like to join the efforts to make Twitter available to users in one of those languages with the next release, please visit the Translation Center and follow @translator. The languages that are 100% translated by then will be made available to all users.
If you want to request Twitter in your language, please let us know here. You can follow more news from the International Team, and meet some of the volunteers behind our translations, on the International Blog.
To our translators, thank you for helping us make Twitter available around the world, now in 30 languages. Gràcies and дякую!
Posted by Laura Gomez, International Team (@laura)