For translators

Freesewing is proudly multilingual. We currently support 5 languges:

We currently support the following five languages:

  • en : English
  • de : German
  • es : Spanish
  • fr : French
  • nl : Dutch

If you’d like to start working on a new language, that’s great, but a bit beyond the scope of this documentation. So in that case, please come and talk to us on Discord.

For content hosted on strapi, translation is available within Strapi as different language versions of the same post.

For markdown content and strings, we use crowdin to manage translations. It’s an online platform that makes translation a breeze.

There’s a good deal of documentation on Crowdin online, so we won’t try to replicate that here. You can access the Crowdin project at: translate.freesewing.org.

To get started, you will need to be invited as a translator. No need to worry, simply let us know you’d like to help out and we’ll add you.

English as origin langauge, and differences between Crowding and Strapi

Our content comes in two flavors:

  • Strings and markdown content on Crowdin. Here, English is the origin language and translations are kept close to the origin.
  • Blog posts and showcases on strapi. Here, there is no origin langauge. People can write blog posts in any language, or translate more freely to adapt the content to a different audience.

Syntax

Most strings are just text, but sometimes you’ll find a little markup sprinkled in.

HTML formatting

When you encounter HTML tags, simply translate around them. For example:

<b>No</b>, never.

looks like this in Spanish:

<b>No</b>, nunca.

Placeholders

When you encounter a {key} between curly braces, leave it as-is. These will be filled in later with the correct value. For example:

{field} saved

looks like this in Spanish

{field} guardado