Can I translate Ubuntu or another project using Google Translator in Launchpad?

Asked by boracasli on 2010-09-02

I want to translate Ubuntu into esperanto with apertium, Bengali with anubadok and Other languages to Google Translate.
Can I translate Ubuntu or another project using Google Translator in Launchpad?
When I translate strings with Google Translate, I will be reminded?

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Mark Shuttleworth (sabdfl) said : #1

I don't think there is any integration between LP translations, and Google Translate.

boracasli (mac-os-9-bora) said : #2

Thanks Mark Shuttleworth, that solved my question.

boracasli (mac-os-9-bora) said : #3

I'm asking to David Planella.

Best David Planella (dpm) said : #4


There are several people subscribed to the Launchpad Translations answers system, either because they are answer contacts, or because they are interested/knowledgeable in translations and want to help.

Therefore, it does not matter who helps you and answers the question.

As Mark mentioned, there is no integration between Google Translate and Launchpad Translations, and there is no one working on this either. If they provide a public API, and you'd like to work on this, Launchpad is Open Source, and you should feel free to contribute:

However, I'd be very careful using automatic translations, as they are often inaccurate and almost always need to be checked for sanity by a human.

So I'd recommend you only translate from English to a language you know.


boracasli (mac-os-9-bora) said : #5

Thanks David Planella, that solved my question.

Google Translate provides nice translations for some languages such as French.
They DO need to be checked, but a Greasemonkey script that displays a translated version below the original would be nice.

Ocportal has written a script for its internal use.
I've uploaded the script on userscript, but still outdated