Free Software Directory:Translators

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A group dedicated to translate the translatable pages and collections on the FSD.

Team Captain (multilingual): Position available


List of approved FSD translators
Username Native tongues Other tongues Certificates Status GPG Key Assigned pages
Fenris Castillian Spanish English Active
Mertgor Turkish English Active
Silverslimer English French FSL/ESL Teacher Inactive

This table represents the availability of the volunteer FSD translators: translators may ask for activation/deactivation at any moment and inactive translators should not be contacted.


All translators can submit new translations by creating a new page with the same name of the old one but postfixed with the ISO code of the destination language (ie.; in addition, the new page must end with [[Category:Translations]], which has the effect of showing it inside Category:Translations (of course, later on, the pages will be relocated in specialized subcategories).
Translations must respect the original layout of the page by not introducing structural changes and must not convey new or different meanings than the original text.

Dynamically generated content (including software listings) must not be subject to translation while the static text of any kind should be always translated. Development pages (like Free Software Directory:Participate) are updated too frequently and are mainly used by FSD contributors that already know English, and these pages are not read by regular visitors, so they should not be translated due to the complexity to set up a dedicated translation group for that.

Translations become visible after administrative revision and should be linked from the original text (ideally a link on top) for easy reachability.

Raw translations

Sometimes the translations cannot be managed by a dedicated server-side extension and are categorized manually.


It has been suggested that the translators should be part of the GNU Translators team.

All translations are offered "as is", without implicit or explicit guarantees of any kind.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the page “GNU Free Documentation License”.

The copyright and license notices on this page only apply to the text on this page. Any software or copyright-licenses or other similar notices described in this text has its own copyright notice and license, which can usually be found in the distribution or license text itself.