Language Pack Update Request
Translations for supported Ubuntu releases are updated periodically through language pack packages. The updates are scheduled in a calendar and are released only after previous testing.
The schedules for the currently supported releases are the following:
This page documents a procedure for the Ubuntu translation community to request individual language pack updates for a particular language outside of this schedule.
The reasons for this need might be diverse:
- A critical bug has been discovered in a translation
- A translation team missed the deadline to test translations for a language pack update
- Translations have been completed for a key application
Note: this is a procedure to provide more flexibility in updating translations. Use it when necessary, but please do not abuse it.
The following steps document the procedure to request a language pack update
Notify translation team - Make sure your translation team is aware of the language pack update request
Check latest language pack - Install the language pack from the language packs PPA that contains your translation updates.
File request - File a bug requesting the language pack update. You can use the template below.
Test language pack - After the new language pack has been uploaded to $RELEASE-proposed, test it following the usual procedure and report the feedback in the bug.
Close the request - After the language pack has been uploaded to $RELEASE-updates please mark the bug as Fix Released.
You can use this message as a template for the text to include in the bug to fill for the request. Change the $TEXT parts according to the information according to your request.
Description: Please update $LANGUAGE translations in $UBUNTU_RELEASE
I'd like to request a language pack update for $LANGUAGE in $UBUNTU_RELEASE. The reason for this request is the following: (brief explanation of why you are requesting the update) Thank you.