Ubuntu Translations Quickstart Guide > First Steps

First Steps

Before you can start translating, you'll need to set up Launchpad and tell it which language or languages you are interested in translating. This will take just a few minutes and it will only need to be done once.

Creating a Launchpad Account

The first thing you'll need is a Launchpad account. This will allow you to translate Ubuntu online using an intuitive web interface, and will also give you access to all of the free tools from the Launchpad software collaboration platform.

(i) To create a new account, simply go to the account sign-up page, click on the Create a new account link and follow the instructions.

New account

(i) For more information about how to personalize your account, check out the Launchpad help

Telling Launchpad About Your Preferred Languages

Once you've set up your account, you'll only need to log in and tell Launchpad which languages you're interested in translating into.

(i) To set your preferred languages in Launchpad, go to the Launchpad Translations page and click on the Change your preferred languages link. Once you've done that, you'll be ready to start translating.

Editing my languages

Next Step

Now that you know are all setup, you can start translating Ubuntu.


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