Every new translation makes our tools more accessible to people across the globe, helping people get critical information they need. Our heartfelt thanks
to each and every one of our volunteer translators for your contributions to translating our software into more than 40 languages in the last 5 years! Each word, string or phrase you have translated to date has gone a long way in making our software accessible to people across the globe, allowing for multilingual citizen participation!
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We need your help!
Last year, during Uchaguzi (our Kenyan election project)
, we saw members of our Kenyan community, along with our friends at Translators Without Borders pull in a collective effort to bring up the Ushahidi Platform's Swahili translation up from 60% to 100% within a matter of days
. This effort helped propel a massive effort
to allow Kenyans to protect their vote in a language that everyone could understand.
Today we are launching a campaign dubbed "Translators Power Ushahidi"
, in a bid to push for the translation of 15 new languages to more than 80% complete by the end of the year. Translating technology into new languages make it possible for millions more people to access, understand, and wield our tools for humanitarian good. We need your help in extending our reach into new languages.
It is easy get started on translations. You can contribute as little as a few words, some strings, or as much as full sets of "language resources". Here's quick guide to start translating and jump in
Keep Calm, Goodies and Shwag Abound!
Translators are an important force for Ushahidi, and you deserve an endless supply of gear befitting a triumphant legion of translators! As a part of this effort, we are cooking up some special Ushahidi Translator gear for you : t-shirts, stickers for your laptops, and more.
For translators who lead the pack in 100% complete translations in their respective languages by Dec. 31st, 2014, we have a very special, limited edition vintage tee, commemorating your efforts for posterity.
Thai Translation Team FTW!
A warm thank you to Eskender Beza, Ngamnet Aektasaeng and team who recently brought Thai translations on the Ushahidi Platform up from less than 10% to nearly 100% in just about a month!
Translators power Ushahidi, you make our world go round and we salute you. In case you have any questions, or concerns, don't hesitate to send us a note - we would love to hear from you!
ありがとう, Grazzi, Asante, Obrigado, Thank You!