So you want to help localizing mozilla web parts? That's great news, thanks!
How can I help?
- Most of our files are HTML files, so you should know a bit of HTML to work on the files.
- All files should be saved in the UTF8 encoding
- If you want to get more involved in Mozilla and do regular work, you should request a localizer account to our SVN repository, using SVN is a bit more complex than just sending files to bugzilla
First steps to get started
- Open a bugzilla account
- Use a UTF8 capable editor
(note: if you don't have a favourite text editor yet, Geany is a good choice for the Linux and Windows platforms, it has the nice feature of indicating in the status bar the current encoding of your document)
- look at the open bugs for your language by clicking on your locale code on the front page
- Choose one of the listed bugs for your locale and look at the instructions there
- Attach your translation to the bug
- If you are not already part of a localization team, your translation will be reviewed by one of the localizers for your locale before being used on the web site.
I strongly suggest that you contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) before starting big translations so as to make sure that some other volunteer is not already working on it and we don't duplicate work.