How can you become a Waze translator?

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Re: How can you become a Waze translator?

Postby orit_y » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:15 am

GizmoXomziG wrote:There are many Slovenian translators who are eager to start translating. Please grant us our language :)


At this time we support translation for 39 languages. We are doing our best to add as many languages as possible. That being said, each language added is done so via a manual process and therefore, we must take under consideration many different factors to assure the quality and urgency of translations for each specific language.

vjekooo wrote:Waiting almost 6 months for Croatian!


The Croatian language has been added to the transifex system and ready to be localized!
I want to thank the Croatian team for it's patience and for taking upon itself this major project.

Good Luck!
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Re: How can you become a Waze translator?

Postby vjeko-O » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:21 pm

Waiting almost 6 months for Croatian!
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Re: How can you become a Waze translator?

Postby GizmoXomziG » Sat May 11, 2013 5:54 pm

There are many Slovenian translators who are eager to start translating. Please grant us our language :)
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Re: How can you become a Waze translator?

Postby orit_y » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:53 pm

Hi Localizers,

I wanted to thank you for the amazing response to be a part of our translation team!
It's a very exciting time in term of our localization effort and I believe you can sense the different :)

I wanted to let you know that we have a complete team for the french language therefore we can't approve additional translators for french at this time.

Thank again.
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Re: How can you become a Waze translator?

Postby davipt » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:13 pm

argus-cronos wrote:There are currently 2047 strings for the client, translation is one thing but checking if the text fits the UI/boxes/screen is another thing. I don't know how many hours i've spend already.
There are strings that belong to Android and some to iOS. It takes hours to get an overview.


Maybe pick up my two wiki pages and make them generic for all countries? (they are two pages because the wiki was already complaining about the page size)
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Re: How can you become a Waze translator?

Postby fotrik » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:16 am

...and you need to unify the common names like route, prompts, commands, pickup, coupons and many more. And cross-check if references to other menu items are identical with their own translations. And...
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Re: How can you become a Waze translator?

Postby argus-cronos » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:02 am

There are currently 2047 strings for the client, translation is one thing but checking if the text fits the UI/boxes/screen is another thing. I don't know how many hours i've spend already.
There are strings that belong to Android and some to iOS. It takes hours to get an overview.
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Re: How can you become a Waze translator?

Postby davipt » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:19 am

chriseleven wrote:Is it possible to indicate how many man hours it would take to translate to a new language. Assuming the translator is fluent in both languages.


I'd personally say most probably a whole full time week, as one should ideally do the translation directly on both clients and double check if each translation fits the screen.

I've started a version for pt_PT to try to collect where each string is being used, give an idea of strings that *should* be aligned (a menu list item should be aligned with the next display's title), and a hint on the available space. those comments are fortunately in english, but are not 100% up to date specially since the last beta versions

http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Lang.portuguese_pt
http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Lang.portuguese_pt2
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Re: How can you become a Waze translator?

Postby Chriseleven » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:15 am

Is it possible to indicate how many man hours it would take to translate to a new language. Assuming the translator is fluent in both languages.
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Re: How can you become a Waze translator?

Postby gerben » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:02 pm

Link Fixed
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