Internationalization and Localization

Webinars: Translation for developers

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2020-10-14 17:51
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bgm

CiviCRM is available in over 25 languages, thanks for the many efforts of hundreds of translators around the world, but also from CiviCRM developers who have made sure that the texts in the software can be translated and adapted to differents regions.

Occasionally, a feature or a piece of text might not be in the correct language, usually because of a bug in how the code was written.

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CiviCRM is now 100% translated to French

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2020-04-15 07:21
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CiviCRM is now 100% translated to French

CiviCRM is now 100% translated to French (the Core interface and 66% of extensions).

Thank you to all past contributors (here and there, and before a lot of people) .

And now ? A new Challenge! CiviCRM still needs you to speak French! #superCiviCRMAvril2020challenge.

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Progress on the civicrm.org Drupal8 upgrade

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2020-04-05 16:25
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bgm

Back in September 2019, we had announced a plan to upgrade the content management system (CMS) running the civicrm.org website, as well as plans to make civicrm.org available in many languages. Today I'm happy to announce that we have reached a major milestone: most of the static content, user logins, blogs and many CiviCRM forms are now being served from Drupal8.

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Language Switcher

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2019-03-25 15:03
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Do you want to use Civi in multiple languages? This new feature adds more options to enable users to access CiviCRM in their language of choice.

This feature allows admins to configure a list of languages for users to select from and set the language of the CiviCRM interface for their own use.  This translates the CiviCRM interface but does not translate content.  For example, the menus are translated but content and option values (eg Mr/Mrs) are not translated.

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Walking in a wi18nter wonderland

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2019-01-03 23:16
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Happy New Year, CiviCRM community! I bring exciting news to all of those,  who have to deal with localisation (l10n) and internationalisation (i18n) - in short:  everyone who is occasionally unhappy with the texts in the user interface or public forms. And yes, that might include English forms as well.
 
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CiviCRM Comes to Serbia

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2017-10-24 00:29
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With the funding environment for nonprofits in Serbia becoming increasingly more fragmented and the choice of technology tools to aid fundraising and advocacy becoming more diverse, Catalyst Balkans saw an opportunity to fill an open niche for a localized CRM targeted to the nonprofit sector in the Western Balkans. With Catalyst Balkans already having used CiviCRM for several years for its own communication and contact management needs, the localization of CiviCRM was a natural choice.

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Announcing a new GDPR extension

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2017-10-06 00:34
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Our new extension aims to enable charities/organisations to manage their supporters in a GDPR compliant manner. GDPR in itself does not introduce many new directives however it does make organisation appointed officials directly responsible for any breach in directive and therefore has a degree of responsibility which had been missing from previous iterations.

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JMA Consulting Welcomes Jon Goldberg

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2017-01-09 12:20
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JMA Consulting is pleased to welcome Jon Goldberg as our new Director of Operations effective today.

After a brief stint as a political organizer, Jon spent 13 years working in various capacities at a non-profit legal organization, primarily in IT.  In 2010 he co-founded Palante Technology Cooperative and started their CiviCRM department, where he worked for 7 years.  Outside of work, Jon can be found engaging in queer community organizing, (dis-)assembling electronics, and training parrots.

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Mailings now aware of the recipients' language

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2016-11-18 12:56
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CiviCRM support for multiple languages and locales has been present for many years already. Features like multilingual donation forms, for instance, are now both common and easy to use. Some usages, however, have remained a source of minor headaches. With the release of CiviCRM 4.7.13, a small step has been made in order to fix a major annoyance that affected multilingual emails.

(billet disponible en français)

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New Hebrew date extension available

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2016-08-18 09:31
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Ever wanted to know Hebrew birthdays, yahrzeit dates, and other Hebrew dates for your contacts?  Now you can track all these dates, search on them, prepare lists,  and send reminders at the right time, and more.   Since this is a native CiviCRM extension, it will work under Drupal, WordPress or Joomla.

Get the extension at: https://civicrm.org/extensions/hebrew-calendar

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Lost in translation

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2015-09-30 09:32
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If you (and your colleagues/users) are an English native speaker, DON'T READ THIS. You don't have to bother. Lucky you.

The rest of the world: Here's your chance to get rid of those weird translations that you just cannot get right for all the places it's used...

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How many organizations use CiviCRM? Where? How?

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2015-02-09 14:42
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This post is the first in a series that will present results from the CiviCRM statistics project. It will focus on better framing the organizations that use CiviCRM. Further posts will explore the technologies used to run CiviCRM, the software development process, the CiviCRM community and communications, and lift the hood on how our statistics are created and processed.

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CiviDay Cologne - German tax law and Turkish nibbles

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2015-02-04 00:57
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CiviDay Cologne (or Köln, as the city is called in German) was a pretty lively gettogether of CiviCRM old-timers and newcomers. It was hosted by Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst and SYSTOPIA Organisationsberatung. With 16 participants it showed healthy interest in CiviCRM in (western) Germany. After all, this was the first meetup of its kind in the Cologne-Bonn area, and CiviCRM usage and community networks in Germany generally still have some room to grow. So we are already planning on follow-up user meetings since a strong community will be the key to CiviCRM's success here.

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UK Postcode Lookups.....

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2014-12-22 03:59
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In the UK we’re used to being able to lookup our addresses based on our postcodes and charities add this to their wish lists for their own sites. However, once they establish the costs associated with this, they often find the ROI isn’t in the black and drop the idea.

There’s some good news………

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Google wants to pay a developer $5000 to turn your project ideas into code as part of Google Summer of Code 2014

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2014-01-27 09:26
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Did that get your attention?

Unfortunately it's not as simple as just coming up with ideas and waiting for a check from Google. As a community, CiviCRM has to apply to even be part of the program. We are still looking for both more project ideas and more mentors to include in CiviCRM's application to be a mentoring organization in Google Summer of Code 2014.
 

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How I got involved in CiviCRM translations

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2014-01-13 08:48
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bgm

My first project with CiviCRM goes back to 2006, when I had to deploy a solution to track and report the activities of 25 volunteer activity centers. It ran a beta version of CiviCRM 1.7. It was rather basic, the implementation had a lot of custom code, but it worked. There were a few issues, however, and one of them was that the French translation was incomplete.

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An example for successful CiviCRM localization project

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2013-12-08 00:57
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This blogpost about our way to finish CiviCRM Hungarian transaltion work. The transaltion started two times earlier and reached 15% level. During half year effort we could finish it, using Transifex webtool. Best what happend from finish date, some Hungarian cilvil organizations started their CiviCRM projects. 

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Taking Extensions to the Next Level

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2013-10-07 14:06
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With the upcoming release of 4.4 and a series of "super extensions" like CiviHR, CivVolunteer and CiviBooking -  the power and importance of extensions in the CiviCRM ecosystem is on the rise.  A group of us met at the UK sprint today to discuss some of the improvements in the technical and human infrastructure to help ensure that more folks are aware of extensions, that more extensions are shared, and that extensions can be made available in multiple languages.

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CiviCRM in Spanish (ES) fully translated & REVIEWED!

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2013-09-06 01:10
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Last January we shared here that the Spanish - Mexico (MX) translation project of CiviCRM was completed thanks to the community of translators. Even though this was a huge accomplishment, other challenges remained.

The Challenges

Having the Spanish - Mexico (MX) project translated was great, but definitely not enough.

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Working towards developing a CiviCRM community in Mexico

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2013-08-15 13:31
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We learned that there was a need to develop a CiviCRM local community in Mexico, based on enlarging the demand (Civil Society Organizations that valued the system could pay for and use CiviCRM), the offer (IT providers and web-designers that could offer their knowledge, skills and services to these organizations at reasonable prices) and the links to the international CiviCRM community (understanding the steps towards expanding the outreach of the software and make its installation and usage more friendly in IT-scare contexts).

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Enhancing Greetings Handling

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2013-07-15 02:27
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CiviCRM comes with a convenient mechanism for handling postal greetings. However, it turns out this mechanism in its current form doesn't adequately cover greeting conventions in many non-English-speaking parts of the world. We are working on a couple of enhancements in CiviCRM to improve this situation.

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How-to Videos

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2013-07-01 07:08
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Returning to CiviCRM videos after some time on other projects, the team at Circle Interactive are now starting to think again about developing a CiviCRM community video project based on the ideas in Young Jin’s blog of Feb 2012.

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CiviDay Apeldoorn

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2013-01-25 04:45
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The CiviDay for the Benelux in Apeldoorn was visited by about 25 people. Quite a few were new.

The day started with an explanation about CiviCooP bij Erik Hommel. CiviCooP will be a formal organisation where smaller CiviCRM organsations are able to do the work they like most, and cooperating with others for everything else.

Each organisation would then be able to offer the full CiviCRM service (hosting, building, maintenance, custom code, design).

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Street parsing

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2012-09-26 11:10
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At the Apeldoorn sprint today we had several discussions about street parsing and what we should do about it. A couple of solutions came up, I spoke first with Joe Murray and Xavier Dutoit. At that point in time using Extensions per street parsing seemed a logical solution. Discussing a little more with Lobo and Tim Otten the idea changed, and perhaps one Extension for international street parsing should be enough. Let me explain the issue first for all of you out there that are not into street parsing....

 

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Translations for Extensions

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2012-09-26 09:15
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Extensions are a growing part of the CiviCRM way of doing things. We need to develop a process and toolset to facilitate getting them translated and making those translations easily installable. This post is intended to lay out some issues and a potential approach in order to generate discussion.

Here are some assumptions and suggestions I have:

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