More and more languages are available on PrestaShop 1.7 thanks to the help of the community on the PrestaShop translation project! Read this report to see how the project evolved in March.

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New strings to translate in project 1.6

With the update of the 1-Click-Upgrade module for 1.6 (to allow the upgrade to 1.7), we added several new strings to the 1.6 Crowdin project. We need your help to reach the completion level we had before, as some languages are no longer 100% translated.

Call to the Argentinian community

We noticed there are some “encoding” issues in the Argentinian translations. For example, we have strings like “like “Dirección de Entrega” or “Añadir al carrito”’

This takes a lot of time to spot and correct all the issues, so if you feel like helping, it would be great :D

How to proceed?

  • Make sure you have selected “All strings” in the “File” menu
  • Search for words in English that have an accent in Spanish. For example, “address”, “add”, “information”, etc.
  • Replace with the right characters when needed.

Thanks a lot!!

Module Live Translation

In case you haven’t read the latest article about the translations for PrestaShop 1.7, we have released a module to help you translate PrestaShop in context, that means translating directly while browsing the various pages of the software. That is much more convenient and it should help you find the right translation :)

Now let’s get back to our Crowdin project, and the full report of its activity in March:

A few stats

  • 77 contributors joined the project last month, for a total of 3,614 members at the end of March 2017. Welcome to all of them!
  • 78 members were active on the project this month.
  • A total of 153,651 words have been translated and 127,411 validated.
  • All this in 40 different languages.

Thank you for your involvement!

Top contributors

A lot of you are working every day on Crowdin to have PrestaShop available in many languages, and we can’t thank you enough for your dedication! Here are the most active translators and proofreaders for March 2017.

Top 10 translators in March:

  Translator Language # Words
1. Yuji Sugimoto (bm-sugi) Japanese 18,685
2. Nicolas Zampieri (nickzampieri) French, Canada 12,617
3. Stamatis (breezer) Greek 4,798
4. Erik Knudsen (eriknuds) Norwegian 4,505
5. Koral Polish 4,392
6. Alper Demir (alper-demir) Turkish 3,907
7. Monika (monikaraciunaite) Lithuanian 3,817
8. Roy (rstvMacRoy) Swedish 3,585
9. webdvl (megashopba) Slovak 3,491
10. AmirRzd Persian 3,379

Top 10 proofreaders in March:

  Proofreader Language # Words
1. Nicolas Zampieri (nickzampieri) French, Canada 12,750
2. Yuji Sugimoto (bm-sugi) Japanese 9,146
3. Stamatis (breezer) Greek 5,647
4. Erik Knudsen (eriknuds) Norwegian 4,505
5. webdvl (megashopba) Slovak 4,403
6. Morten Borg (mortenborg) Danish 4,378
7. Koral Polish 4,361
8. Alper Demir (alper-demir) Turkish 3,951
9. Monika (monikaraciunaite) Lithuanian 3,910
10. AmirRzd Persian 3,862

Well done! A LOT has been done on the Japanese and French, Canada project. Thank you! And welcome to our new top contributors!

Remember, you can see who’s been contributing to our translation project thanks to the Translators page.

Complete translations

Fully translated languages

At the end of March 2017, PrestaShop 1.6.1 was fully available (= 100% translated and validated) in 7 languages:

English French Italian Norwegian
Slovene Swedish Turkish  

On its side, PrestaShop 1.7.1 was fully available in 13 languages!

English French French, Canada
German Greek Italian
Norwegian Russian Slovak
Slovene Swedish Turkish

The project is quite alive these days so more languages should follow!

Languages with the best evolution

In comparison with January 2017, the following languages had the best progress thanks to the translation community:

  • Japanese (+21% to reach 71% translated in 1.7)
  • French, CA (+17% to reach 99% translated in 1.7)
  • Romanian (+9% to reach 94% translated in 1.7)
  • Greek (+6% to reach 100% translated in 1.7)
  • Danish (+5% to reach 76% translated in 1.6)

Best translation progress for March 2017

Thanks to all the contributors!

Of course, this is highlighting the languages that made some progress with new translations; but it doesn’t mean that the languages that aren’t mentioned here aren’t active. Indeed, some editing and rewriting could be going on, but the % of translation wouldn’t be modified (since it’s working on strings that are already translated). So let’s not forget about the work of these proofreaders! Thank you too!

Languages that need (more) proofreaders

A translated string will not be available in PrestaShop as long as it is not validated. For this reason, it’s important we should keep a good level of validated strings vs. translated strings, to make sure everyone benefits from the latest translations!

The list has quite evolved over the last few months, meaning that a lot of proofreading took place. It’s great!

At the end of March 2017, some languages would still benefit from some proofreading:

  • Japanese (71% translated vs 39% validated in 1.7)
  • Arabic (41% translated vs 20% validated in 1.7)
  • Galician (66% vs 46% in 1.7)
  • Romanian (94% vs 76% in 1.7)

Languages that need proofreading

Again, these figures are mostly for 1.7, but 1.6 needs some proofreading too :)

If you wish to help to proofread what has been translated, please contact me on Crowdin with the language you’d like to proofread. We need your help!

If you haven’t joined us on Crowdin yet, it’s never too late!

If you want to gather your fellow translators to work towards a better harmonization, start a glossary, or anything else, do let us know: we’ll include a word about it in the next monthly report.

Do you have a question, a remark? Don’t hesitate to leave a comment. See you next month!