This page contains changes which are not marked for translation. is a translation community and a localisation platform for free and open source projects. It started out with localisation for MediaWiki. Later support was added for MediaWiki extensions, FreeCol and other free and open source projects. See the complete list of supported projects. is an independent open source project. The translation functionality is provided by the MediaWiki extension Translate​. This wiki always contains experimental code, and may be broken occasionally. Please be patient, problems are usually dealt with quickly. Issues can be reported at the support page.
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Translations by translators are licensed CC BY 3.0, and derivative works may also be licensed under the licenses of the respective Free and Open Source projects the translations have been or will be added to. Content of user pages are considered to be "All rights reserved" by the author. All other content is licensed CC BY 3.0 unless a different license or copyright is stated explicitly.
History started during 2006 as a test wiki, developed by Niklas Laxström​, in collaboration with Gangleri, as an internationalisation tool for the localisation of the MediaWiki software. It started under the name Betawiki, which became at the beginning of 2009, following the site being moved to virtual server hosting under its own domain name, on 9th November 2007. By October 2007 was contributing to localisation in around 70 languages, which by June 2010 had grown to 329 languages. How the number of languages has grown is visible in the table of translation milestones passed for MediaWiki. By January 2010 an upgrade was needed to the server capacity, to cope with the increase in activity. Netcup has generously hosted since November 2007.
Other free and open source projects have gradually been added to, starting with FreeCol in August 2007. By June 2010, the number of projects supported had grown to 16, and in December 2019, this number has grown to 46.
Most contributors to are volunteers. Developers, administrators and translators were recruited initially from MediaWiki projects, especially Wikimedia. Most of our contributors still arrive here via MediaWiki, but with more projects arriving all the time, MediaWiki is no longer the only source of contributors. By June 2010, the number of registered translators is 1,860. In June 2018, the number of registered translators is 19,000.
In collaboration with Stichting Open Progress and FUDforum, has arranged several translation rallies with bounties for translators available, to improve the localisation of MediaWiki and FUDforum.
The aims of are described on the Introduction​. Technological aids to translators are described on the Technology page. These aids are continually being expanded and improved in order to make the translation work as efficient as possible. Current site needs and development are described on Phabricator​.
People behind
Core team
Core team members are involved almost daily running They are responsible for making things run with as few problems as possible. For more information please see the succession plan.
We thank the following individuals for their significant contributions:
Niklas Laxström
Founder, all kinds of work
Siebrand Mazeland
Community manager, project coordinator, developer
Raimond Spekking
Translation committer for MediaWiki, developer
We also depend on the work done by other members of our community:
Contact us
You can leave a message on our main discussion page at Support. If you prefer live discussion then try out our IRC channel #translatewiki on Libera.Chat. Not preferred, but if needed for security or privacy reasons, you can use email address
This page was last edited on 27 November 2021, at 14:02.
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