How do I start an Ubuntu Translation team for Afar language ?

Asked by Charif AYFARAH on 2009-09-13

Hi every body,

i need your help to create a new translation team for Afar language.

There is no translation team appointed to my language, i am ready to take the responsabilities of running the team.

I would like to know the steps to create a team.


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Nizar Kerkeni (nizarus) said : #1

perhaps you can contact one of translations coordinators to have more informations.

Charif AYFARAH (ayfarah) said : #2


Last week, I created a new Ubuntu translate team for Afar language. I sent an email to coordinators to approve and appoint my new team. Today, I got a email telling me: "send your translations mailing list request to <email address hidden>" from Jorge O. Castro.

If it's the best place for approval and for appointing new team, I would like that the new Ubuntu translate Team for Afar language be appointed.

Team name : Ubuntu Afar Translators
Language : Afar ~ubuntu-l10n-aa

Thank you for your help.

Adi Roiban (adiroiban) said : #3

Sorry for the delay!


Charif, please take the time and define the Translation Guidelines for Ubuntu Afar translators.

For any other questions/feedback or support feel free to contact us.


Charif AYFARAH (ayfarah) said : #4

Thank you Adi.

I still have a question.

Why has the application for Ubuntu Afar translators team's mailing list been declined?

I would like that " " web page be approved as the Translation Guidelines for
Ubuntu Afar translators.


Adi Roiban (adiroiban) said : #5

I realy don't know why your ML request was declined. Can you give us more details about this issue ?

Here is how you can define the Guidelines for your team ... we don't need to approve your guidelines. Any admin for ubuntu-l10n-aa can define it:

Also here you can find some info that could help you in creating your guidelines:

Charif AYFARAH (ayfarah) said : #6

When I wanted to create a mailing list from Ubuntu Afar translators page, I got: " The application for this team's mailing list has been declined. Please contact a Launchpad administrator for further assistance".

I don't know if there is another way to create the team's mailing list. if yes, I would like to know it.


Best Aron Xu (happyaron) said : #7

For Ubuntu translation team, your mailing list should not host on launchpad but on What you need to do is to send a mail to <email address hidden> for requesting a mailing list with domain Or you may find more assistance asking on ubuntu-translators mailing list.

David Planella (dpm) said : #8

Hi Charif,

Did that solve your question? If so, could you mark it as Solved by going to



Charif AYFARAH (ayfarah) said : #9

Thanks Aron Xu, that solved my question.