Information Hub for Linguists

This page was last modified on: November 15, 2018

The pages listed to the left provide guidelines for translation of CLDR strings. For an overview of the tools, please read the Survey Tool Guide before starting.

Current Survey Tool stage: Closed

The survey tool is currently closed. Please look at the CLDR v34 release page. For the schedule of future contributions, please refer to Milestone Schedule in the left navigation.

Data stability

Please be mindful of data stability by carefully reviewing previously Approved data. When it's clearly incorrect, it should be changed — but for data stability, don't change the field it is already acceptable (even if not optimal). When you have an evidence of a variant being much better and in customary use than the existing Approved data, use the Forum to bring up discussions and gain consensus to change Approved values.

What's new in this release

  1. Survey Tool Login and Import of old votes has been updated. Import of old vote [Additional changes coming Ticket #11517] 

Translation Guides

Sections of the translation guides that have been updated in preparation for this contribution period.
  1. Timezone names and Territory names often share the same term. A list of overlapping data between Timezone and Territory names are available in this public spreadsheet. Use this spreadsheet as a reference when working on Timezone names, and bring consistency for Timezone names where they are also found in Territory names.[Same workaround as v34]
  2. Emoji names and keyword translation guide has been updated. If you are new to emoji names and keywords or as a refresher, please review this page before starting on Emoji names and keywords. 

Known Issues

Please review this list before getting started to avoid creating duplicate tickets. This list will be updated as fixes are made available in production. If you hit a problem, please file a ticket.

Resolved Issues

    Previously listed on the known issues that have been resolved:

    Survey Tool Stages 


    The survey tool is live and all data that you enter will be saved and used. You can start work, but there may be additional fixes during this period. So the tool may be taken down for updates more frequently than after we exit Shakedown. During Shakedown, your participation in looking for issues with the Survey tool is essential. If you find any problems in the tool, please file a ticket.


    In the submission phase, please focus on getting all Missing items entered.
    If you are working in a sub-locales (such as fr_CA), wait until the main locale (fr) has completed submission. See voting for inheritance vs. hard votes in Survey Tool guide


    All contributors are encourage to move their focus to the Dashboard view, and:
    1. Resolve all of the Errors.
    2. Review all items in the Forums that don't show consensus yet, and try to resolve them by posting relevant information.
    3. Consider other's opinions, by reviewing the Disputed and the Losing. See guidelines for handling Disputed and Losing.
    4. Review the items that are Flagged for TC and provide comments if you have information that should be considered.  
    To see the Flagged items, go to the Gear dropdown, under Forum see Flagged items:


    The vetting is done, and further work is being done by the CLDR committee to resolve problems. You should periodically take a couple of minutes to check your Forums to see if there are any questions about language-specific items that came up.
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