Since we launched our Translation Center last year, we’ve received thousands of language requests. Currently the most requested languages are Catalan, Afrikaans, Ukrainian, Greek, Czech and Basque. Today we’re excited to announce that we’re opening up the Twitter Translation Center for those six languages.
Twitter is now available in 28 languages, thanks in large part to our incredible community of translators and moderators. We appreciate their hard work to help make Twitter available around the world.
In recognition of the time they volunteer, we offer a special “translator” badge for their profiles:
Next month, we’ll be making some changes to the way that badges are assigned to translators, and wanted to give a preview of what’s to come.
I volunteer my time to translating Twitter into Indonesian, because I want to ensure that the Indonesian version of Twitter is of excellent quality. Unfortunately, websites often do a poor job of localizing for Indonesia. Often, the quality of a website is so poor that its users just end up using the English version. I didn't want this happen to Twitter, so I started translating through the Twitter Translation Center.
by Cameron Dutro
"You have kept London time, which is two hours behind that of Suez. You ought to regulate your watch at noon in each country."
- Jules Verne, Around the World in 80 Days
Here’s a test. Say this date out loud: 2/1/2012. If you said, “February first, 2012”, you’re probably an American. If you said, “January second, 2012”, you’re probably of European or possibly Asian descent. If you said, “January 12, 1902”, you’re probably a computer.