Joining the Localization Team

If you found a translation mistake/error in Scratch Addons, please send feedback about it.

Scratch Addons is available in more than 15 languages thanks to the help of volunteers around the world.

Requirements to join as a translator

  • You must be FLUENT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
  • For example, you’re fluent in English if you can use the Scratch Addons settings page in English, or if you understand griffpatch’s videos. If you struggle to understand sentences without a translator, you’re not fluent.
  • You must be a NATIVE SPEAKER of the language you want to translate to.
  • You must have an email address, which you should ideally check at least once a week.
  • You must own an account on scratch.mit.edu.
These languages do NOT accept new translators: Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Slovenian, Spanish.

If you’re not a native speaker but consider yourself fluent enough, you may also request to join. Keep in mind taking some language classes does not make you fluent. If you wouldn’t change your smartphone’s system language to it, you’re not fluent enough!

We only support languages that Scratch itself supports. We also fully support RTL languages, such as Arabic and Hebrew.

Content available for translation

Scratch Addons browser extension

  • General Translation. These are ~150 text strings which are used by the extension. Users can only see these translations for their language if 90% of general strings were translated.

  • Addons Translation. These text strings include addon names, descriptions, settings, and other text strings used by addons. Users can only see these translations if the general translation is already available and 80% of addon strings were translated. There are over 1000 addon strings available for translation.

Screenshot of the Scratch Addons extension in Japanese

Scratch Addons website

Translators also have the possibility to translate the contents of the Scratch Addons website. For more information about translating the website, see Translating.

Supported languages

We support most languages that Scratch itself supports.

Click to access the full list supported languages (50+ languages) Abkhaz (ab), Afrikaans (af), Amharic (am), Aragonese (an), Arabic (ar), Azerbaijani (az), Belarusian (be), Bulgarian (bg), Bengali (bn), Catalan (ca), Central Kurdish (ckb), Czech (cs), Welsh (cy), Danish (da), German (de), Greek (el), Spanish (es), Estonian (et), Basque (eu), Persian (fa), Finnish (fi), French (fr), Western Frisian (fy), Irish (ga), Gaelic, Scottish (gd), Galician (gl), Hebrew (he), Hindi (hi), Croatian (hr), Haitian (Haitian Creole) (ht), Hungarian (hu), Armenian (hy), Indonesian (id), Icelandic (is), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Georgian (ka), Kazakh (kk), Khmer (km), Korean (ko), Kurdish (ku), Lithuanian (lt), Latvian (lv), Maori (mi), Mongolian (mn), Norwegian Bokmål (nb), Dutch (nl), Norwegian Nynorsk (nn), Northern Sotho (nso), Odia (or), Polish (pl), Portuguese (Brazil) (pt_BR), Quechua (qu), Rapa Nui (rap), Romanian (ro), Russian (ru), Slovak (sk), Slovenian (sl), Serbian (sr), Swedish (sv), Swahili (sw), Thai (th), Tswana (tn), Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk), Uzbek (uz), Vietnamese (vi), Xhosa (xh), Chinese (China) (zh_CN), Chinese (Taiwan) (zh_TW), Zulu (zu).

We do not support these languages yet: Asturianu (ast), Esperanto (eo), Español Latinoamericano (es_419), Filipino (fil), Hausa (ha), Japanese (Hiragana) (ja-Hira), Occitan (oc), Portuguese (Portugal) (pt_PT). If you’re interested on becoming a translator for one of these languages we currently do not support, please send an email to [email protected].

These languages do not accept new translator requests: Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Slovenian, Spanish.

Steps to join as a translator

Thanks for wanting to help with translating Scratch Addons to other languages! Please follow the steps below.

1. Verify your Scratch account

  1. Visit this Scratch studio with your Scratch account.
  2. Send a studio comment indicating the language you want to translate to (for example, Greek).
    Screenshot of Scratch

If you don’t own a Scratch account, please send an email to [email protected] instead.

2. Create a Transifex account

  1. Go to Transifex Sign Up.
  2. You will be shown Transifex’s “Sign Up” screen. DO NOT sign up with Google.
  3. In the “username” field, we highly recommend you enter your Scratch username, or a slight variation of it.
    For example, if your Scratch username is john_walker954, your Transifex username can be exactly the same (john_walker954) or john_walker954_scratch.
  4. In the “business email” field, enter your email (it can be Gmail, Outlook, or any other).
  5. In the “password” field, enter a password.
  6. Click the “Sign Up” button.
  7. Choose “Join an existing organization”.
  8. Click the “Continue” button.
  9. You’ll be asked for your First name and Last name.
    - In the First name, we recommend you enter your Scratch username.
    - In the Last name, we recommend you enter the language you want to translate to (for example, Greek).
  10. In the “languages you speak” field, select at least one language you’re fluent with (for example, English).
  11. Click the “Continue” button.
  12. Continue with the “requesting a language” steps below.

If you already own a Transifex account and don’t want to create a new one, please send an email to [email protected] indicating your Transifex account’s username. Then, continue with the “requesting a language” section below.

3. Requesting a language

  1. Make sure you’re logged in to Transifex. If you just signed up, you are already logged in.
  2. Go to Scratch Addons’ Transifex page.
  3. You’ll be prompted to choose the language you want to translate to.
  4. Choose one of the languages which are “available to join”. We do not support languages that are not available to join.
    Screenshot of Transifex
  5. Click the “Join Project” button.
  6. Wait until your request is accepted.

If you have a Discord account, we encourage you to join our Development Discord server.

If your request is accepted, you’ll receive an email from Transifex. We usually review requests every 48 hours.
If your request is denied, you’ll receive an email. If you believe this was a mistake, please send an email to [email protected] indicating your Transifex username. See below for other contact methods.

Help or contact

If you have any questions about translating, you may choose one of the following options:

致谢

  • If you get accepted, you may add yourself (or be added) to the website’s credits page.
  • Your translations are licensed under the same license as Scratch Addons (GPL v3.0).