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Translation Team

Welcome to the translation team portal. Here you should find links to useful resources, frequently asked questions, guidelines and a way to get in touch with people.

Getting Started

So you whish to be a hero? Translating programs to your native language will help countless people. Its easy to get started and we need your support. So read on.


The goal of the Ubuntu translation team is to make Ubuntu available in as many languages as possible at the highest quality. The most important packages are those from the main repository, prioritizing on the applications user is likely to see in the first few hours of usage.

We should also coordinate with the DocumentationTeam about translating documentation.


Using Rosetta and launchpad


Exporting templates for offline work

Language Teams

You can see the translation team list here:

Please, join the team you are interested on, but take care that it's more QA team than just a translation team. You don't need to join a team to translate Ubuntu, only to improve already existing translations.

If you don't see your team there, please mail us at and we will create it for you.


Mailing list

You can subscribe to the mailing list if you like:

IRC channel

For real-time interaction feel free to ask in the official channel: #ubuntu-translators at