Translation Guidelines

This page was last modified on: Nov 17, 2017.
The pages listed to the left provide guidelines for translation of CLDR strings. For an overview of the tools and user guide, see CLDR Survey Tool

In addition to the information on this page, please read the Survey Tool Guide before starting.

Current Survey Tool Contribution Stage

The survey tool is closed, and only available in read-only mode. The survey tool will open at the end of Nov 2017 for Shakedown for a limited contribution in v33.


Data stability

Please be mindful of data stability by carefully reviewing previously Approved data. Fields that are clearly incorrect should be changed, but there are many cases where two different values are both acceptable for a given field. For stability of the data, when contributing, avoid changing from one acceptable value to a different acceptable value, unless the second is clearly better, and in customary use. It's a best practice to use the forum to bring up discussions when changing Approved values.

Known Issues

Please review the known problems first, so that you don't stumble across one of them (and avoid creating duplicate tickets). This list will be updated as fixes are made available in production.



If you hit a problem that is not on this list, please file a ticket.

Resolved Issues

    Previously listed on the known issues that have been resolved:


    New Features




    Survey Tool Stages 

    Beta

    (There will not be a Beta period for CLDR v33)

    Data that you enter will not be saved at the end of beta. So during Beta, try out the tool to make sure you can log in, enter data in each section without worrying about its correctness, check that errors/warnings show up (eg make 2 countries have the same name, enter an English word when their script is non Latin, etc).

    Shakedown 

    (The Shakedown period for CLDR v33 will begin on Nov 27, 2017) 

    The survey tool is live and data that you enter will be saved and used. You can start work, but there may be can start work but  additional fixes during this period. So the tool may be taken down for updates more frequently than after we exit Shakedown.

    Submission

    (The Submission period for CLDR v33 will be Dec 4 to January 1, 2018) 

    In the submission phase, please focus on getting all Missing items entered. Missing items in sublocales (such as fr_CA) should be done after the main locale (fr) item has been translated, to avoid gratuitous differences.

    Vetting

    (The Submission period for CLDR v32 completed: May 17 @noon PST to June 17, 2017) 
    . All contributors are encourage to move their focus to the Dashboard view. Consider other's opinions, by reviewing the Disputed and the loosing. See guidelines for handling Disputed and Losing.


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