I would like to know if it is currently or will be possible to translate the Ubuntu One web UI, because I know people, and I'm sure there are lot of them, who don't understand any English words, and so don't use it. I really that think it is very important to make it translatable, to have it used by the most people possible.

  • possible duplicate of How do I get started with Translations? Oct 17, 2012 at 18:37
  • Not an exact dupe as the U1 web UI may not follow the traditional translations paths. IMO this question should stay open until translations are possible.
    – Takkat
    Oct 17, 2012 at 21:42

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At the moment, you can't translate the web ui. There's 2 reasons for this:

  • There's a lot of actual technical work that needs to be done, and it hasn't been a priority so far
  • Since we sell plans, the translations are a sensitive issue since it can lead to fraud. We would need some oversight over the translations, and we don't have the resources to do this for many languages

I do understand, though, the importance of internationalisation, and it comes up frequently in our discussions so I'm sure we'll eventually manage to carve out the time and budget to kick it off.

  • Do you still have no plans for that (I know it's difficult, but lot of people would like that I'm sure) ? Sep 19, 2011 at 20:46
  • Yeah, unfortunately there are still no plans to translate the website. Sep 23, 2011 at 15:55

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