Translating Unity

  • Translating in Launchpad

    Unity should be usable by anybody, in their own language, and providing translations is a great way to contribute. You can use it to translate Unity into your own language.

    Click here to learn more.

  • Translation Approval

    Contributed translations are viewed by a dedicated team of translation maintainers. Follow these recommendations to ensure your contributions will be approved.

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  • Translating Components

    Improve the whole desktop experience by translating each of the common components that are used by the default Unity shell.

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Translating in Launchpad

Using Launchpad, you can translate free software projects and distribution packages into your own language. All you need are your Launchpad account and a web browser. There’s no special software and in most cases you don’t need to join a team to get started.

Select the Ubuntu version below to go to the appropriate translations page:

Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise)
Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric)
Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)


Translation approval

The Ubuntu Translators group is responsible for maintaining the quality of translations in Unity. When you submit new translations, they must first go through a process of review and approval by members of each language team in the group.

In order to ensure that your translations meet these standards, and to learn more about translations, be sure to familiarize yourself with the Ubuntu Translations Quickstart Guide.


Other Translatable Components

Besides the Unity interface itself, you can also help by adding translations to some of the common components:

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