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ultio
04-28-2010, 08:00 AM
This is a list of all official Steam languages and their appropriate translators' group. Feel free to join your language's group. If you're a native English speaker, you can help out translating Steam into Pirate English. There will not be any more fake / joke languages.

If you think your native language should become an official Steam language, feel free to convince us / Valve. Scroll down ("Petitioning languages") for further information.

Official Steam languages (27*):
*Including English

BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/sts_brazilian)


BULGARIAN

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SG_BG_Translation)


CZECH

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/sts_czech)


DANISH

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/ts_danish)


DUTCH

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/DutchTranslations)


FINNISH

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/FinnishTranslations)


FRENCH

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/FrenchTranslations)


GERMAN

Link to the language's group. (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/GermanTranslations)


GREEK

Link to the language's group. (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/greektranslation)


HUNGARIAN

Link to the language's group. (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/HungarianTranslation)


ITALIAN

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/ItalianTranslations)


JAPANESE

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/sts_japanese)


KOREAN

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/kalve)


NORWEGIAN

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/NorwegianTranslations)


POLISH

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/PolishTranslations)


PORTUGUESE

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/PortugueseTranslations)


ROMANIAN

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/RomanianTranslations)

RUSSIAN

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/RussianTranslation)

SPANISH

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SpanishTranslations/)

SWEDISH

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SwedishTranslations)

SIMPLIFIED CHINESE

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/ChineseTranslations)

TRADITIONAL CHINESE

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/TChineseTranslations)

THAI

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/sts_thai)

TURKISH

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/turkishtranslators)

UKRAINIAN

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/UkrainianTranslation)

VIETNAMESE

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/VNSteamTranslation)

Unreleased Steam languages (1):
The following languages are currently being translated and are to be added to the official list of Steam languages. You can help out with their translation now; for more information, check out the appropriate group's description and visit translation.steampowered.com.


PIRATE (ENGLISH)*

All aboard the ship! (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/PirateTranslations)

*Pirate may never actually be released as an official Steam language.

Petitioning languages (18):
Many languages have not made it to Steam yet. If you think your language should be added to Steam, feel free to create a group and get a movement in your language's community going, so that Valve knows that there are people that would voluntarily help to translate Steam into your native language. If you're lucky, your language might be added to Steam one day.

AFRIKAANS

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/AfrikaansTranslations)

ARABIC

Link to the language's group (independent group #1 (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/arablang)
Link to the language's group (independent group #2) (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/ArabicTranslations)

BELARUSIAN

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/BelarusianTranslations)

BOSNIAN

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/BosnianTranslation)

CATALAN

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/CatalanTranslations)

CROATIAN

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/CroTranslationGroup)

ESTONIAN

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/estoniantranslations)

FILIPINO

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/FilipinoTranslation)

GEORGIAN

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/georgiantranslate)

HEBREW

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamTranslation_Hebrew)

ICELANDIC

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/IcelandicTranslations)

INDONESIAN

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/IDNtranslation)

LATVIAN

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/LatvianTranslations)

LITHUANIAN

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Lithuanian_Translations)

PERSIAN

Link to the language's group (independent group #1) (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Persian-Translations)
Link to the language's group (independent group #2) (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/PersianTranslations)

SERBIAN

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SerbianTranslations)

SLOVAK

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/slovaktranslation)

SLOVENIAN

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Slovenian_Translations)

Translators' Lounge:
The Translators' Lounge is our international meeting place. It's invite-only, since we want to keep it clean. If you would like to join, just ask one of your language's translators. You may also contact me via PM. As a special feature, the Translators' Lounge automatically posts announcements on the arrival of new strings on STS, this way you will always be up-to-date without much of a hassle. If you prefer Twitter or RSS Feeds over Steam, you may also follow our official Twitter account or subscribe to our RSS feed.

Translators' Lounge

Link to the group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/STSLounge)
Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/STSUpdate)
Subscribe to our RSS Feed (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/STSLounge/rss)

AciD
04-28-2010, 09:08 AM
Polish:
Translation Server - Team Poland (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/TS-PL)

ultio
04-28-2010, 09:29 AM
I've added the Polish group. But it would be nice if you could make the group public, at least by the time the translation server goes public. (Everyone should be able to join and get in touch with a specific language's mods and other users, shouldn't they?) I also thought about adding all the TS mods to that list, but that might end in spam, on the other hand it could be useful for feedback.

Torsten
04-28-2010, 10:19 AM
For now keeping the groups private would be also ok - then when the server is public of course we should switch the groups public as well. I will alter all group-names at some point to include 'Steam'.

LordJuanlo
04-28-2010, 10:44 AM
I just created the Spanish Group

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SpanishTranslations/

HellGuy
04-28-2010, 01:21 PM
I made the Swedish Translation-group :)

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SwedishTranslations

FormaldehydeBR
04-28-2010, 01:40 PM
Portuguese group:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/PortugueseTranslations

volatyl
04-29-2010, 12:49 AM
French group:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/FrenchTranslations
Have Fun (en franais dans le texte:p)

Auren
05-04-2010, 02:20 AM
Russian group:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/RussianTranslation

AciD
05-04-2010, 02:44 AM
Russian group:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/RussianTranslation

Guys, couldn't you get more neutral and unified avatar?

Auren
05-04-2010, 02:47 AM
Sorry, I'm not an administrator of the group but I will definitely speak with him on the question of the avatar. I find it unacceptable too.

We had a completely different avatar yesterday, dunno why he changed it to this one.

Auren
05-04-2010, 05:48 AM
I contacted the administrator of the group and he changed the avatar to a neutral one.

Currently, we are in process of creating a new visually similar to other groups avatar to unify the visual style of our translation group with others.

A Noobcake
05-06-2010, 07:24 AM
Team Norway

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/NorwegianTranslations

Please post you Steam Community link here so I can invite you guys. Thanks in advance.

ultio
05-06-2010, 09:48 AM
Just make it a public group, there is no reason for it to be private.

A Noobcake
05-07-2010, 09:36 AM
Just make it a public group, there is no reason for it to be private.

Done.

Kapitein Iglo
05-18-2010, 02:34 PM
I've created a Dutch group..If anyone is interested in the PSD of the logo (http://media.steampowered.com/steamcommunity/public/images/avatars/b6/b67ce4fb2dc750ef8f2fb9920a61337d1e9a5534_full.jpg) : http://kix.r3versed.com/random/steamtranslations.psd

motu90
05-19-2010, 09:20 AM
Thanks for your PSD :) well done

Ctrl+C
05-24-2010, 09:39 AM
Russian group goes public.

hycc
06-02-2010, 06:52 AM
Chinese Group:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/ChineseTranslations

LordJuanlo
06-14-2010, 11:51 AM
Sorry for the long delay, Spanish group is now public

Nightbox
07-17-2010, 09:06 AM
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/RomanianTranslations

Just did the one for Romanian :)

Thebigone
07-27-2010, 03:08 PM
Finally created the Finnish Translation group
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/FinnishTranslations

Gurluas
08-02-2010, 04:04 PM
We need a danish group

ultio
08-02-2010, 11:58 PM
Feel free to create "Danish Translations" :). Give me the link to your group after creating it and I'll add it to the list.

GENERAL
08-25-2010, 08:33 AM
Aye. Don't leave us out of the party.

Hungarian Dudes here:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/HungarianTranslation

Gurluas
08-25-2010, 11:54 PM
Danish group is here:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/ts_danish

ultio
10-10-2010, 10:16 AM
I've added Bulgarian, Greek and Turkish to the list and fixed the URL of the Korean group.



For now keeping the groups private would be also ok - then when the server is public of course we should switch the groups public as well. I will alter all group-names at some point to include 'Steam'.

It seems like a good time now. Are you going to change all the groups' names and URLs so that there will be some sort of unity and a way to tell official translation groups apart from non-official ones? It would be cool if they all had 'Steam' in their names and would all follow the same pattern (same applies to the URLs).

AciD
10-10-2010, 10:38 AM
Yup, it would be great time to unify names now. I own an another group that "holds" the official name in Polish version. (so none hijacks it, ho ho)

ultio
10-10-2010, 11:27 AM
Well, you're other group's name is "Polish Translations", but as written above I think it would be appropriate to include the word 'Steam' in all groups' names, so that all the names are definitely not taken and that it's clear which group is official and which group is not. I guess "[Language] Steam Translation" or something like that would be the name pattern to go.

AciD
10-10-2010, 12:37 PM
Well, you're other group's name is "Polish Translations", but as written above I think it would be appropriate to include the word 'Steam' in all groups' names, so that all the names are definitely not taken and that it's clear which group is official and which group is not. I guess "[Language] Steam Translation" or something like that would be the name pattern to go.

Yup yup.

uzikus
10-10-2010, 01:44 PM
Not sure if you can use words "Steam" or "Valve" in the group names/links, I tried doing that few years back and it didn't work.

ultio
10-10-2010, 02:48 PM
Torsten can do it. Normal users can't even rename groups.

ultio
11-12-2010, 03:53 PM
I've added "Petitioning languages" to the list, I think it would be adequate to move this list to the public forum section.

Thebigone
11-24-2010, 07:49 AM
Now that all the groups have uniform names, (Steam Translation - <Language>) - would it be a good idea to change the group avatars so that they all follow the same style?

nephyx
12-04-2010, 02:15 AM
Though I'm not the administrator, I'd like to submit our petition group, cheers.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/slovaktranslation

ultio
12-04-2010, 03:41 AM
Okay, I have added your group to the list :).

nephyx
12-04-2010, 05:23 AM
Okay, I have added your group to the list :).

Thanks, mate. One quick remark though. I believe the correct adjective is "Slovak", as opposed to "Slovakian".

ultio
12-04-2010, 06:19 AM
As far as I know both variations are possible:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slovakian

nephyx
12-04-2010, 07:54 AM
As far as I know both variations are possible:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slovakian

I agree that "Slovakian" might be used as well, but even the full name of our country is "Slovak republic" and it sounds better :p.
Well, there's no point in arguing about this, do as you like ;).

wormie3
12-04-2010, 01:45 PM
lets start with group numbers...

Latvia - over 300 users ready to help
Rest of groups = average of 20 users in each group

Please VALVE, let us help :]

ultio
12-04-2010, 02:05 PM
lets start with group numbers...

Latvia - over 300 users ready to help
Rest of groups = average of 20 users in each group

Please VALVE, let us help :]

Don't worry, it's probably just a matter of time ;).

I agree that "Slovakian" might be used as well, but even the full name of our country is "Slovak republic" and it sounds better :p.
Well, there's no point in arguing about this, do as you like ;).

Okay, I changed it for peace's sake ;).

RoyCART
02-05-2011, 08:32 AM
Desire translated into Estonian

Zero86SK
02-07-2011, 03:43 PM
Slovak translation group has 161 members now :)

mspacapan
02-16-2011, 02:06 PM
Hello all!

I want to tell you, that I have created a group, to translate Steam into the Slovenian language.

Please post the link: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Slovenian_Translations

Thanks soo much :D !

DarkGildon
04-13-2011, 08:25 AM
Hebrew Group
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/hebst

(This is the old Hebrew Support Wiki group)

ultio
04-16-2011, 01:32 PM
The Wiki groups should not be used for this, that's a whole different story.

DarkGildon
04-21-2011, 03:04 PM
The Wiki groups should not be used for this, that's a whole different story.

I realize this; I meant to suggest the re-purposing of that group as the old Wiki project is dead.

ultio
04-21-2011, 05:51 PM
Yeah, I know what you meant, but still, those groups are sort of history and should be kept the way they are. You should just create a new group which is meant for STS from the very beginning; I don't see any reason why the Wiki groups should be recycled for STS.

But don't get me wrong, I don't want to boss you around, this is just my opinion.

Snorlakss
04-24-2011, 03:34 PM
What's the situation with "new" groups?

KOLOBOKOLOM
05-02-2011, 07:17 AM
Hi there!

We have created a group, to translate Steam into the Ukrainian language.

Link: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/UkrainianTranslations

Thank you for your attention.

ultio
05-02-2011, 07:32 AM
I've added your group to the list, but you should make your group public and get as many supporters as possible.

And on a side note: You misspelled "Ukrainian" in your group's name ;).

KOLOBOKOLOM
05-02-2011, 07:39 AM
And on a side note: You misspelled "Ukrainian" in your group's name ;).

oh...too much beer :) can you fix the title ?
And the group is already public

Kareshi
05-05-2011, 12:12 AM
I've created an Afrikaans group:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/AfrikaansTranslations

It's still growing.

Vuma
05-05-2011, 01:27 AM
Being a Dutch speaker, I love Afrikaans.

Snorlakss
05-10-2011, 01:28 PM
Can I get any information about the groups which are in "waiting" status? I try to contact Torsten through e-mail, but he doesn't respond. People are leaving our latvian group because I can't update them on the situation. Please give me something.

Mr_Fusion
05-11-2011, 01:56 AM
I don't want to dishearten you or sound overly negative, but you need to be aware of something: not even the currently "supported" languages are truly supported beyond the point where the Steam client and the store/community pages receive most the localized content produced by the translation teams, with a delay from several weeks up to a month or two.

We've been waiting since last August (and us being almost the last language group to launch during the closed beta phase of the project; the rest of the teams have been waiting for a lot longer than that) to finally see our game related translations go live, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen any time soon (or rather, at this rate it's not going to happen, ever), not even by Valve Time...

Snorlakss
05-11-2011, 04:58 AM
Well your response was better than ignorance.

Kuzum
05-11-2011, 06:03 AM
Opened a Hebrew Translation group :D
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamtranslation-hebrew

Now to get members :)

Kareshi
05-11-2011, 06:07 AM
Opened a Hebrew Translation group :D
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamtranslation-hebrew

Now to get members :)
Someone already posted here about a Hebrew group:

Hebrew Group
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/hebst

(This is the old Hebrew Support Wiki group)

Kuzum
05-11-2011, 07:00 AM
Someone already posted here about a Hebrew group:

The Wiki groups should not be used for this, that's a whole different story.

;)....

Kareshi
05-11-2011, 07:15 AM
Cool. I thought perhaps you'd missed that. I guess it is better to start a new one. Godspeed!

YourAverageJoe
05-16-2011, 01:24 PM
I've created an Icelandic petition group:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/IcelandicTranslations

Many thanks go out to Kapitein Iglo for the PSD file he supplied to the thread.

ultio
05-16-2011, 01:38 PM
I've added your group to the list. You might want to advertise it in your community to get some attention.

I've also removed Ukrainian from the list, since the group's URL does not work anymore and the group seems to be gone.

KOLOBOKOLOM
05-16-2011, 11:56 PM
I've added your group to the list. You might want to advertise it in your community to get some attention.

I've also removed Ukrainian from the list, since the group's URL does not work anymore and the group seems to be gone.

our group is still live http://steamcommunity.com/groups/UkrainianTranslation

heffebaycay
05-17-2011, 02:43 AM
our group is still live http://steamcommunity.com/groups/UkrainianTranslation
Maybe you should update the group description to better reflect the fact you want Ukrainian to be added to the list of languages supported by Valve.

At the moment the description really looks as if Ukrainian was already supported... which might be a bit confusing for everyone :)

ultio
05-17-2011, 02:41 PM
I've re-added your group to the list. Tell me about any URL changes next time, please. And yeah, fbc is right, you should update your group's description.

pohgejib
05-20-2011, 04:17 AM
ultio, so problem is only in bad description of the ukrainian group?
I want You to know that our language was destroying for many years, and now, when Ukraine became independent country, spreading of language is one of most important problems in Ukraine because 40% of ukrainians still speak on language of destroyer (russian)...

KOLOBOKOLOM
05-21-2011, 01:37 AM
ultio, so problem is only in bad description of the ukrainian group?
I want You to know that our language was destroying for many years, and now, when Ukraine became independent country, spreading of language is one of most important problems in Ukraine because 40% of ukrainians still speak on language of destroyer (russian)...

so what? I speak Russian, I think in Russian, but I want to transfer to the remaining population

ps. this forum is not the place to find out who was the destroyer of the language of the nation

pss. i`m also update the description :)

lidor5353
05-21-2011, 10:45 AM
Hebrew Group:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamTranslation_Hebrew

ultio
05-21-2011, 12:28 PM
ultio, so problem is only in bad description of the ukrainian group?
I want You to know that our language was destroying for many years, and now, when Ukraine became independent country, spreading of language is one of most important problems in Ukraine because 40% of ukrainians still speak on language of destroyer (russian)...

The problem was that you guys changed the group URL without telling me, which broke the link in the opening post. I also just noted that a good group description in English would be a good idea.

And please, keep politics out of this thread.

Hebrew Group:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamTranslation_Hebrew

I have added your group to the list of petitioning languages.

lidor5353
05-21-2011, 06:46 PM
How much people i need to be official? :)

ultio
05-22-2011, 08:33 AM
There is no definite number of members you have to reach, it's just that the chances of a language becoming an official Steam languages are higher if there are more supporters. But, in your case I think it's going to be very difficult, since Hebrew is a right-to-left language. This is probably going to be a major hindrance of getting it official, since it would require some programming work to support RTL languages in Steam and Valve's games, which I do not see happening at the moment. Correct me if I am wrong.

Jono00
05-22-2011, 08:41 AM
There is no definite number of members you have to reach, it's just that the chances of a language becoming an official Steam languages are higher if there are more supporters. But, in your case I think it's going to be very difficult, since Hebrew is a right-to-left language. This is probably going to be a major hindrance of getting it official, since it would require some programming work to support RTL languages in Steam and Valve's games, which I do not see happening at the moment. Correct me if I am wrong.

Yup, I've sent a message to the translation server email and got pretty much the same answer.

lidor5353
05-22-2011, 10:15 PM
Yea, i know then the Hebrew Lang' need to be RTL, but it can be LTR too.
Maybe it will be a little wird, but it also something.
Anyway, to change the direction of <p> (html) just need to add dir="rtl" like this:
<p dir="rtl">
blah blah blah.
</p>

ultio
05-23-2011, 03:57 AM
Well, most strings that require translations are C++ and not HTML, and there is nothing as simple as "dir=rtl" in C++, as far as I know. But if it is possible to write Hebrew LTR as well, then this might be less of a problem.

lidor5353
05-24-2011, 11:30 AM
Oh, i thought about somthing else.
Anyway, as i said, Hebrew can be LTR also, just be :(

ultio
05-27-2011, 05:08 PM
Just a little news:
I have added the Translator's Lounge to the list of groups. From now on, the group will provide you with automatically posted announcements on the arrival of new strings:


Translators' Lounge:
The Translators' Lounge is our international meeting place. It's invite-only, since we want to keep it clean. If you would like to join, just ask one of your language's translators. You may also contact me via PM. As a special feature, the Translators' Lounge automatically posts announcements on the arrival of new strings on STS, this way you will always be up-to-date without much of a hassle. If you prefer Twitter or RSS Feeds over Steam, you may also follow our official Twitter account or subscribe to our RSS feed.

Translators' Lounge

Link to the group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/STSLounge)
Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/STSUpdate)
Subscribe to our RSS Feed (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/STSLounge/rss)

Jono00
05-30-2011, 04:10 AM
Oh, i thought about somthing else.
Anyway, as i said, Hebrew can be LTR also, just be :(

Uhhh... No. Hebrew can't be written from left to right.
Unless you like writing in reverse. Which is f'cking stupid. facepalm

ultio
05-30-2011, 12:39 PM
Uhhh... No. Hebrew can't be written from left to right.
Unless you like writing in reverse. Which is f'cking stupid. facepalm

Ouh, so what now? Guys, seriously, "lying" or anything like that will not get you any further, but rather the opposite, since it makes you look not very trustworthy. I was actually looking for some Hebrew LTR information a few days ago, but I could not find anything assuring / reliable about it, which is why I almost figured that normally, it cannot be written LTR...

warhawkturbo
06-29-2011, 12:27 PM
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SerbianTranslations

Sumatran
07-02-2011, 03:59 AM
added for Bahasa Indonesia translation group

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/id-translate

Rocket!
07-02-2011, 05:06 PM
Present for you~! (http://i52.tinypic.com/9azhbr.png)

Sumatran
07-02-2011, 07:33 PM
Present for you~! (http://i52.tinypic.com/9azhbr.png)

Many thanks dude for the avatar. I didn't really know you've made it.

Rocket!
07-02-2011, 07:49 PM
Fwahahaha! Your edit is TOO LATE! (http://i52.tinypic.com/2wn8i20.png)

Happy to help when I can! ^^

Sumatran
07-02-2011, 11:09 PM
Fwahahaha! Your edit is TOO LATE! (http://i52.tinypic.com/2wn8i20.png)

Happy to help when I can! ^^

Err yah i got confused when i saw the color is unmatched yet it used red-white color.

APazinjan
07-12-2011, 03:38 PM
I added Croatian language

Link for group! (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/croatiantranslation/)

warhawkturbo
08-03-2011, 01:12 PM
Hey, when can we expect new languages to be added on STS? (rough estimate)

headshot12
08-07-2011, 10:07 PM
what about Arabic ?

last night
08-10-2011, 09:20 AM
Arabs Team
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/arablang

It is one of the most widely used languages in the world. With more than 422 million native speakers in 22 countries , They are looking up to Valve to support their language

ultio
08-10-2011, 01:18 PM
I have added Arabic to the list of petitioning languages and I moved Brazilian Portuguese and Bulgarian to the list of official languages, since both were included in the last beta. That means we're at 24 official languages now! Congrats.

The folks at Valve should not forget to create a new Steam setup, so that people will be able to select the new languages, including Turkish, when they install Steam.

Vuma
08-10-2011, 01:37 PM
With the setup changing, it would be very nice to auto-select the language based on the IP, that should get some more people using non-English clients.

last night
08-10-2011, 01:55 PM
I have added Arabic to the list of petitioning languages and I moved Brazilian Portuguese and Bulgarian to the list of official languages, since both were included in the last beta. That means we're at 24 official languages now! Congrats.

The folks at Valve should not forget to create a new Steam setup, so that people will be able to select the new languages, including Turkish, when they install Steam.

thank you so much

eCz
08-19-2011, 11:25 PM
The most' members ..

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/arablang

we need Arabic Language in "Steam" ..

and:- if u need some help for Translation .. u can visit us in

Arabic Translation (AT-S) " Steam Group " and we will help u

The group's Admins: 1- Abu56ab " Abo Khattab "

and 2- second admin is "Juba"

Have funn <3

_by)
eCz: Saudi Arabia ..

warhawkturbo
08-20-2011, 11:53 AM
I have a question.

Do translators get paid? The ones that get their translations approved of course?

martinarcand1
08-20-2011, 12:15 PM
I have a question.

Do translators get paid? The ones that get their translations approved of course?

No we do not get paid.

However, you have the satisfaction of knowing something you translated is available for the world to see so that's cool :P

EDIT: I've noticed my post appears on some sites that don't agree with "free translations", so I've added a list of rewards i've received over time.

New stuff : I got the game CS:GO for free due the STS.
You can now get keys for TF2 drops when you translate strings. I've gotten 3 'drops' so far.

(2011) For a month before Christmas, we were given a huge amount of DOTA 2 text to translate. The translators who put up the most effort got a LOT of merchandise. (See pictures below)
(2012) I was given a DOTA 2 BETA key. The game isn't out yet, and it's what 30$ to have access to it right now?
(2012) Some people on the translation teams have gotten CS:GO BETA keys. The game isn't out yet, and it's in a closed beta.
(2012) I received CS:GO for free due to translations i've submitted to the STS.
(2012) Similar to 2011's DOTA2 free merchandise, the theme this year was "the end of the world is coming" We had to translate a bunch of text before the 21st. A few teams succeeded. I now have a Steam badge!! (http://steamcommunity.com/id/martinarcand1/)
(2013, Jan.21st) Got a shirt!


Forget the date, but I received a copy of a game on my wishlist (I received Mirror's Edge)

Pics of Merch (not my pic):
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pz0wt57gwu454vo/8Z7ZL_ZxZf/STS-Package/

Rocket!
08-20-2011, 12:19 PM
I'll be honest in saying Valve has considered the giving of Team Fortress 2 hats to exemplary translators, but nothing's been seen in that regard for months.

But the answer to your question's a resounding no. This isn't like the Team Fortress 2 Mann-conomy-- this is strictly volunteer work, mate! The translation server even goes so far as to automatically remove the information attached to tokens about who's translated it around two weeks after it's been translated.

Esat
08-20-2011, 03:39 PM
The most' members ..

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/arablang

we need Arabic Language in "Steam" ..

and:- if u need some help for Translation .. u can visit us in

Arabic Translation (AT-S) " Steam Group " and we will help u

The group's Admins: 1- Abu56ab " Abo Khattab "

and 2- second admin is "Juba"

Have funn <3

_by)
eCz: Saudi Arabia ..

Sorry my Muslim bro, we always have the most members.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/buhartr

Ruig
09-12-2011, 02:14 AM
Here's the Catalan Translation group!

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/CatalanTranslations

Please, make it official! We would be very happy if you gave us the opportunity to make it work! :)

Ruig
09-16-2011, 12:14 AM
Can anyone answer, please? :confused:
At least, you could add the language to the petition section... ;)

Despite not being very well known, Catalan is spoken by lots of people here. It's the language used at school, the local government, signs, public radio and TV and we also dub shows and movies... etc. It's Andorra's official language too (you must pass a Catalan exam in order to become a legal citizen there).

Please, think about it. Thanks! :)

Mave.ts
09-16-2011, 01:26 AM
You only have 27 members. o_o

Suomis
09-16-2011, 03:58 AM
You only have 27 members. o_o

Well, a lot of languages only have that many translators...

ultio
09-16-2011, 04:22 AM
Can anyone answer, please? :confused:
At least, you could add the language to the petition section... ;)


I actually wanted to do it right away, but for some reason I must have forgotten, sorry! I have now added Catalan to the list of petitioning languages.

last night
09-16-2011, 06:21 AM
Sorry my Muslim bro, we always have the most members.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/buhartr

check out again ^_^

Ruig
09-16-2011, 01:05 PM
I actually wanted to do it right away, but for some reason I must have forgotten, sorry! I have now added Catalan to the list of petitioning languages.

Thank you! ^^

Ruig
09-16-2011, 01:15 PM
Well, a lot of languages only have that many translators...


Yes. I saw an official language with only 22 members.

The languages that are still waiting and have more members than ours use unusual characters and/or are written right to left if I'm not wrong. Catalan only uses Spanish characters plus , ll, , , , and (I think I haven't forgotten any character). Anyway, considering that Spanish, French, German and Portuguese are already implemented this shouldn't be a problem (no technical modifications to Steam and/or its fonts are required).

And in fact, we're still growing. Don't be surprised if the list increases. ;) I'm sure we can reach 30. :cool:

Note also that some of our members already collaborate with the Spanish team.

Suomis
09-16-2011, 02:27 PM
Yes. I saw an official language with only 22 members.



Since in most languages the group only has translators, not people who want the language.

WickeTD
09-19-2011, 12:59 AM
Yes. I saw an official language with only 22 members.

The languages that are still waiting and have more members than ours use unusual characters and/or are written right to left if I'm not wrong. Catalan only uses Spanish characters plus , ll, , , , and (I think I haven't forgotten any character). Anyway, considering that Spanish, French, German and Portuguese are already implemented this shouldn't be a problem (no technical modifications to Steam and/or its fonts are required).

And in fact, we're still growing. Don't be surprised if the list increases. ;) I'm sure we can reach 30. :cool:

Note also that some of our members already collaborate with the Spanish team.
Valve could always consider advertising the STS, e.g. notifying people in the chat window. They're missing out on a lot of potential translators just because the majority of the users on Steam don't even know Steam Translation Server exists.

Ruig
09-19-2011, 04:27 PM
Valve could always consider advertising the STS, e.g. notifying people in the chat window. They're missing out on a lot of potential translators just because the majority of the users on Steam don't even know Steam Translation Server exists.

Yes, interesting idea! In my case, for example, I didn't know anything about its existence until I googled looking specifically for ways to translate Valve games (and I was thinking about ways to change the files given with the game copy, not anything more sophisticated). It was such a surprise when I saw Steam Translation Server as one of the first results!

And of course, Suomis, people in my group are there because they want to translate. :) People doesn't give us anything for free. Most applications translated to Catalan have their own translation thanks to volunteers like us. If not, we are often ignored because, despite our preference for Catalan, Spanish is such a strong language... I'm sure some of the language teams will understand what I mean.

---------------------

And only another question: how does Valve decide which languages they add to the server and how often do they revise it? I would really like to improve our community's appeal apart from getting new volunteers. (By the way, as I said, we reached 30 and we are 31 right now) :cool:

Suomis
09-19-2011, 10:31 PM
And only another question: how does Valve decide which languages they add to the server and how often do they revise it? I would really like to improve our community's appeal apart from getting new volunteers. (By the way, as I said, we reached 30 and we are 31 right now) :cool:

I'd guess they take languages which are popular enough...

Ruig
09-20-2011, 02:03 AM
I'd guess they take languages which are popular enough...

Uhm, I see... We'll keep trying! We've always had to be as stubborn as Chell when it comes to defend our language. But hey! I said we translate a lot of products voluntary but not all products! Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Apple and many others do translate their most important products themselves (Google almost everything) so it's not that bad. Oh, and remember: 9th most spoken language in the EU. It has more native speakers than 6 of the already supported languages: Danish, Bulgarian, Czech, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish. Some of these languages are quite popular but if you look at Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_number_of_native_speakers#5_t o_10_million_native_speakers), the difference is huge. Yes, we duplicate Finnish! And almost every civilized European knows Finnish exists. Well... Considering the previous statements, it's a quite popular language, isn't it? ;)

Edit: now I saw your country is Finland, Suomis! I hope you'll understand I wasn't trying to despise Finnish...

Suomis
09-20-2011, 04:38 AM
Uhm, I see... We'll keep trying! We've always had to be as stubborn as Chell when it comes to defend our language. But hey! I said we translate a lot of products voluntary but not all products! Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Apple and many others do translate their most important products themselves (Google almost everything) so it's not that bad. Oh, and remember: 9th most spoken language in the EU. It has more native speakers than 6 of the already supported languages: Danish, Bulgarian, Czech, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish. Some of these languages are quite popular but if you look at Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_number_of_native_speakers#5_t o_10_million_native_speakers), the difference is huge. Yes, we duplicate Finnish! And almost every civilized European knows Finnish exists. Well... Considering the previous statements, it's a quite popular language, isn't it? ;)

Edit: now I saw your country is Finland, Suomis! I hope you'll understand I wasn't trying to despise Finnish...

Yea I understand. And yea it seems it is a popular language, you just have to hope Valve takes a look into it.

Snipufin
09-20-2011, 05:12 PM
Uhm, I see... We'll keep trying! We've always had to be as stubborn as Chell when it comes to defend our language. But hey! I said we translate a lot of products voluntary but not all products! Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Apple and many others do translate their most important products themselves (Google almost everything) so it's not that bad. Oh, and remember: 9th most spoken language in the EU. It has more native speakers than 6 of the already supported languages: Danish, Bulgarian, Czech, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish. Some of these languages are quite popular but if you look at Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_number_of_native_speakers#5_t o_10_million_native_speakers), the difference is huge. Yes, we duplicate Finnish! And almost every civilized European knows Finnish exists. Well... Considering the previous statements, it's a quite popular language, isn't it? ;)

Edit: now I saw your country is Finland, Suomis! I hope you'll understand I wasn't trying to despise Finnish...

We're not talking of direct amounts of <insert nationality here> people, we're talking of those people who are actively using Steam. Finland has quite a lot of video gamers, and that's why there's no question about why Finnish is in STS.
That is why the group is created in the first place, to see if there are people to support the new language.

Suomis
09-21-2011, 12:09 AM
We're not talking of direct amounts of <insert nationality here> people, we're talking of those people who are actively using Steam. Finland has quite a lot of video gamers, and that's why there's no question about why Finnish is in STS.
That is why the group is created in the first place, to see if there are people to support the new language.

Well, Finnish is used by 0.45% of the Steam users, so I don't think our language is that popular amongst users Steam, even though we have a lot of gamesrs. I did notice, when playing Counter-Strike a few days ago, that almost everyone there did use the game in Finnish, which was a huge suprise to me. (Was playing on a Finnish server)

Dragory
09-21-2011, 05:25 AM
Well, Finnish is used by 0.45% of the Steam users, so I don't think our language is that popular amongst users Steam, even though we have a lot of gamesrs. I did notice, when playing Counter-Strike a few days ago, that almost everyone there did use the game in Finnish, which was a huge suprise to me. (Was playing on a Finnish server)

I think people are more "tolerant" of Finnish (and translations in general) when there aren't many... "silly" names translated, such as the weapon/hat names in TF2. Not sure why, but people seem to over-analyze the Finnish names instead of just seeing them as translations/references/whatever, and then compare them to the English names (which they might have already gotten used to).

Ruig
09-21-2011, 08:12 AM
I think people are more "tolerant" of Finnish (and translations in general) when there aren't many... "silly" names translated, such as the weapon/hat names in TF2. Not sure why, but people seem to over-analyze the Finnish names instead of just seeing them as translations/references/whatever, and then compare them to the English names (which they might have already gotten used to).

Well, now I'm going a bit offtopic, but I want to expose a small history/language lesson related to my own case (I don't want to relate it to our petition, only a cultural fact);)

The same behaviour can be observed in some Catalan users when you give them things translated that they were used to see written in Spanish. It's a common phenomenon involving a dominant language (English/Spanish) and a weaker one (Finnish/Catalan). When a language is very strong and people get used to that language for things that involve high translation costs (= no translation to the weaker language) changing to their own language (in case someone finally decides to localize it) is difficult because it seems strange to them. We must live with that and hope they get used to the new situation somehow.

My experience (we, Catalans, suffered a HUGE repression from Franco concerning Catalan and had to compensate it later to promote again our damaged language) is that when the local language becomes the default option for those cases with a previous discrimination people adapt. But it's a hard step because nobody wants to take the risk if the government doesn't force it (and believe me, when this happens there's a lot of controversy for some time, until people adapt).

Just a little language/history lesson. :) Not intended to add pressure to Valve, of course. :cool:

Ruig
09-21-2011, 08:29 AM
We're not talking of direct amounts of <insert nationality here> people, we're talking of those people who are actively using Steam. Finland has quite a lot of video gamers, and that's why there's no question about why Finnish is in STS.
That is why the group is created in the first place, to see if there are people to support the new language.

Well, I understand your point of view and I agree with the fact that the number of real users is important, but you can't deny that, unless we are talking about a very poor country, both stats are related. And I think it's not the case (yea, Spain is in crisis, but we're not in such a bad situation and Catalonia/Valencia/Balearic Islands are some of the richest parts of Spain). We do have video gamers. For example, if you see someone with the [CAT] suffix added to their Steam nickname it's not because they love cats, it's because they're [Cat]alans.:) And many others don't even use it.;)

About people supporting the language, well... We have 30 members (and growing) waiting to translate. Spanish (a language with a very big speaker base) has a bit more than 50 members and only 4-5 of them translate regularly. The fun fact is that one of those active translators is Catalan and joined our group too.:)

Evil_Warhead
10-15-2011, 09:20 AM
How to get into a group sind the german one is invite only

ultio
10-15-2011, 09:56 AM
Are you a translator? I do not recognize your name. The German group is for translators only.

Evil_Warhead
10-15-2011, 03:04 PM
Are you a translator? I do not recognize your name. The German group is for translators only.

Well I only submitted one text yet and was told I can join a group so I was just wondering. I assume I have to submit more right?^^

Mcwierdo
11-17-2011, 01:45 PM
I created a group for Faroese Translations:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/FaroeseTranslations

I hope you'll consider adding Faroese.

Redh3ad
11-17-2011, 02:14 PM
I hope you'll consider adding Faroese.

Highly unlikely as there are less than 100,000 people that speak that language.

Mcwierdo
11-17-2011, 02:17 PM
Highly unlikely as their are only about 50,000 people that speak that language.
Yeah, that's true, but it doesn't cost Valve anything to add, since I'll do all the translations, right?

Mave.ts
11-17-2011, 05:40 PM
Yeah, that's true, but it doesn't cost Valve anything to add, since I'll do all the translations, right?

It doesn't work that way. :<

Mcwierdo
11-17-2011, 06:34 PM
It doesn't work that way. :<
Then, how does it work?

XenoLair
11-18-2011, 08:11 PM
I'll translate Steam into Slovene by myself if I have to! Sadly the Slovenian group seems unactive with only 12 members, I know there are more of us on steam and 2.5 mill speak the language with increacing numbers using steam every day!

michabailey
01-17-2012, 01:00 PM
Well, what was said before about Hebrew being able to be read LTR, while not quite true, has a tiny grain on possibility in it -- if all the strings are entered backwards, then if rendered LTR, that will create the net effect of having RTL text.

Mave.ts
01-17-2012, 05:49 PM
Well, what was said before about Hebrew being able to be read LTR, while not quite true, has a tiny grain on possibility in it -- if all the strings are entered backwards, then if rendered LTR, that will create the net effect of having RTL text.

That would be asking too much of the translators.. right?

Zero86SK
01-21-2012, 04:09 PM
just want to say on behafs of popular language and numbers etc.
Slovakia has 6 000 000+ People not counting people who speak it abroad.

also
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/slovakia has 4300+ members and the slovak translation group has 270 members. So I as many others I spoke to really want to have the language in.

And Slovak is quite different from Czech. F.e. we dont use ř or ě and Some words that sound the same have totally different meaning. (Pokoj - SK: Peace, CZ: Room) Also grammar is different in some places.

xium500
01-28-2012, 06:57 AM
متى سيتم طرح اللغة العربية بشكل رسمي ؟
لقد مللنا الإنتظار ياستيم !

ducduydaovn
01-30-2012, 04:53 PM
Please creat Vietnamese group. Thank you!!

Mave.ts
03-01-2012, 04:21 PM
The issue lies not with there not being enough people speaking the language. It lies with how many people are active in the country/region concerning the topic. There is a difference between 8,000 inhabitants who all game and speak language A, and 50,000 inhabitants that speak language B of whom only 2,000 game.

ATOM_BG
03-05-2012, 01:02 PM
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SG_BG_Translation

Problem with the bulgarian translation page...

jack_wade
03-06-2012, 06:33 AM
Here are some things that should be fixed in my opinion

Lamp spot: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Hegemon_BG/screenshot/506892297207063476/?tab=public

Pipe spot: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Hegemon_BG/screenshot/506892297207085557/?tab=public

Weapon manipulations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5-qzsDXVk4

Wrong forum, mate. CS:GO subforum is below this section.

FreakieDK
03-06-2012, 10:30 AM
Shouldn't the OP be updated now that Greek has been released?

ypertatos
03-07-2012, 11:37 AM
We're still technically in beta, freakie.

Still, have some rep for the thought

ultio
03-07-2012, 11:41 AM
Since it has been added to the latest Steam beta client, I have added it to the list of officially released languages. Congratulations!

unfakingb
03-07-2012, 02:36 PM
I find the wording of the sticky 'welcome' post in this thread quite offensive:

-- my language is official (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Slovak_language#Linguistic_history_ of_the_region) enough for any and all products and services
-- why would I need to convince you? You want to convince me to help you with your effort, free of charge at that
-- if there is a language group and that group demonstrates movement (whatever that comprises), how does yet still luck factor into the selection process?

I am emphasizing the individual fragments of the context, but if it were not there, it would be impossible for me to do that, right? I would kindly ask you to at least reconsider, if choosing a less patronizing tone for the sticky message would not cause less abrasion.

Thank you in advance.

ultio
03-07-2012, 02:57 PM
Frankly said, I do not see any problem with the language of the opening post, thus I will not change the wording. It is up to Valve to decide which languages they would want to support on Steam and for upcoming Valve titles. Languages petitioning in this thread may never become official Steam languages, it merely increases the chances of Valve considering them.

-- if there is a language group and that group demonstrates movement (whatever that comprises), how does yet still luck factor into the selection process?

There is no "luck factor", Valve is a company like any other, and adding new feature eventually has to be profitable to a certain extent, or merely "worth the effort". Valve employees have to spend time on adding a new language, it is not a process that works on its own. Once again, this thread is merely for Valve to have a list of languages which show greater interest in a localization of their own; it is no definite promise of ever getting a language on Steam.

TannosukeGR
03-09-2012, 03:42 PM
Hello, guys.

I'm new to these forums. I sent a translation appplication review, but haven't seen an approval or a decline. How much longer will it be approved or declined.

I saw that you guys also support the Greek language, but we're kind of behind, so I do want to help out to reach our goal of being fully translated.

Thanks! ^^

Oh, and speaking of which, will we see the future games translated in Greek with subtitles and audio?

pramo
03-09-2012, 09:52 PM
Oh, and speaking of which, will we see the future games translated in Greek with subtitles and audio?

That is the point of the Translation Server. :) Valve's latest games (currently in beta), CS:GO and Dota 2 are already being translated there. As for the audio: it's unlikely. I think it would cost them a fortune to record audio in ~20 different languages.

blusky123
03-30-2012, 03:09 PM
Persian

Link to the language's group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/PersianTranslations)

a_jesron
04-08-2012, 10:16 PM
I created a group of Filipino Steam Translation

FILIPINO (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/FilipinoTranslation)

Dragon.
04-10-2012, 06:56 AM
I don't know how much time we should wait to have an answer or a motivating piece of information 'at least'.
Although everyone has been told in the page of the Group that there is no need for more supporters, but they are increasing (2298 members right now). And everyone is so excited to see his own language supported by Steam.

Here, I am talking about Arabic Language, and here's the page of the Public Group:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/arablang

We appreciate your hard work for every single language to be added to Steam, so thank you a lot from everyone that is waiting for his language to be in the Official Steam Languages.

Sorry for any kind of inconvenience I might have caused.

gert7
04-22-2012, 05:26 AM
Estonian group:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/estoniantranslations

VictiniLover
05-15-2012, 09:48 AM
So, does this really work? How many members needed so Valve reacts?

Dragon.
05-15-2012, 12:23 PM
So, does this really work? How many members needed so Valve reacts?

I think it does not. We are already 2,341 members, and still nothing new.

Sumatran
05-21-2012, 11:19 PM
Euh, can you please change our group link? :D

Here it is. (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/IDNtranslation)

WildBeast
05-29-2012, 01:01 PM
Bulgarian group link is changed to http://steamcommunity.com/groups/BG_Translation

Babloyi
07-05-2012, 11:11 PM
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/urtrans
Total newbie here, but I've set up a group for urdu translations.

ricci
07-19-2012, 09:06 AM
Vietnamese Translations (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/VNSteamTranslation)

TheMightyOak
09-23-2012, 06:20 PM
Bosnian group
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/BosnianTranslation

tnk5000
09-30-2012, 10:48 AM
Hello.
I want to help in translating into Russian. How I can join to the Russian group in Steam for this?

Redh3ad
09-30-2012, 12:36 PM
You have to apply here (http://translation.steampowered.com/) first.

artur756
10-05-2012, 05:20 PM
steam we need hebrew!

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamTranslation_Hebrew

NaOHSpree
01-08-2013, 02:38 PM
steam we need hebrew!

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamTranslation_Hebrew

It's already there under the 'Petitioning languages' section.

pain941
01-10-2013, 07:10 PM
Valve we need Belarusian language in Steam http://steamcommunity.com/groups/BelarusianTranslations

OpineL
05-03-2013, 04:47 PM
Georgia Team

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/georgiantranslate

Thx : )

TarePare
05-23-2013, 12:47 PM
Just something to keep in mind, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian languages are almost completely the same. Serbian is only slightly different

n0iz
05-24-2013, 02:26 PM
Just something to keep in mind, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian languages are almost completely the same. Serbian is only slightly different

that's irrelevant because all of those 3 languages will have to be translated separately anyway

OpineL
05-27-2013, 06:45 AM
What About Georgia Application?

pain941
05-30-2013, 05:54 AM
Just something to keep in mind, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian languages are almost completely the same. Serbian is only slightly different

Especially when Serbian decided translate Steam into Latin alphabet)))) In that case Google interprets it as the Croatian language:D:D:D
You Serbs lost their ancient Cyrillic alphabet!!!

pain941
05-31-2013, 07:43 AM
What About Georgia Application?

You must much more invite to you group.

bagi576
08-04-2013, 08:12 AM
Mongolian Group. Welcome

Монгол хэлрүү хөгжүүлэгчдийн бүлгэм - Та хамтрахыг хүсвэл бидэнтэй нэгдэн бидний тухай найз нөхөддөө хэлэхийг хүсье

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/MongolianTranslation


Баярлалаа bagi576

mixer98
09-02-2013, 01:31 PM
Finnish group
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/FinnishTranslations

Phoenix's Star
10-14-2013, 06:51 AM
Team Malaysia

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/MAStrans

Mrjohnnylax
12-22-2013, 09:16 AM
Malaysian Translation

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/MYtranslation

OpineL
01-11-2014, 11:03 AM
I posted in Thread (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1244344) about Georgian Language Translation, but we were ignored or I don't know what. Actually I'm Senior moderator in Garena Georgia Rooms and i want to change my game community so At first i wanted to do this for my country, I posted about that in 05-03-2013, 04:47 PM but It's not added like the language. So please write me the steps needed..

PLANTROON
01-28-2014, 02:28 PM
Could I ask about Slovak one more time ? There definitely is enough users in Slovakia: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/slovaktranslation

Dota 2 (and other Valve games too) in Slovak would be appreciated. Slovak and Czech languages are similar, but it's getting bad with those born in this millennium since they don't understand Czech that well - and that may be critical for sales in our country. They learn English at school but having Slovak in Dota would make them feel more "at-home" (because they can't rely on the low knowledge of Czech and English)

exsharaen
02-09-2014, 10:28 PM
Hi, I am owner of Indonesian translation group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/IDNtranslation) (it's the same group as listed in the first post). I've updated the group description to include group description in English as well (just below the double line). I just noticed that our group does not include "Steam" in the name, should I change it?

Anyway, we've finished translating all the strings from /resource folder of Steam client (platform, vgui, and overlay) and currently we're proofreading them (i.e. checking for errors and voting for the best translations). Currently we have over 20 person working on this. I hope this is convincing enough for Valve that we have enough resources to translate Steam into Indonesian :)

Thanks,

chrisrak11
02-23-2014, 05:32 AM
Hello, I'm a moderator of Estonian translation group. Previous group (in the first post) is inactive and hasn't even started translating.
So we made a new one: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/esttranslation

At the moment we're in the middle of translating Steam files. Could you please change the link in your first post?

Ty-Foo Kangaroo
03-01-2014, 02:50 AM
How long does it take that Finnish moderators check applications?

http://uppaa.net/d35a6

Snipufin
03-01-2014, 03:17 PM
How long does it take that Finnish moderators check applications?

http://uppaa.net/d35a6

Finnish moderator here: we've been a bit busy with some larger projects lately. We are aware of the applicant limit and we're currently doing something about them. I'd say next week you'll be able to send an application.

DoPo
03-21-2014, 09:28 AM
Hey, on the front page it says to email for information, however, I had questions about my application and ecen though I sent an email, I have not received any form of answer. I sent the first email more than two weeks ago (on the 4th) and last week (the 15th) I sent another one. I have not gotten an answer for any of the two. I am starting to wonder if the email a even good place to ask for assistance.

Please advise.

thisaint
04-03-2014, 12:22 PM
Independent Group #2 for Georgian translations. We're another team working on it.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/GeorgianTranslations

thisaint
04-15-2014, 05:30 AM
Update on our Georgian team:

We have translated Free To Play Movie which can be viewed from here: http://youtu.be/GY6ZmSyPw-4

Mave.ts
04-24-2014, 06:27 AM
Hey, on the front page it says to email for information, however, I had questions about my application and ecen though I sent an email, I have not received any form of answer. I sent the first email more than two weeks ago (on the 4th) and last week (the 15th) I sent another one. I have not gotten an answer for any of the two. I am starting to wonder if the email a even good place to ask for assistance.

Please advise.

What language are you applying for?

DoPo
04-26-2014, 08:46 AM
What language are you applying for?

Bulgarian.

Dairy
05-03-2014, 04:15 PM
Hi there everyone. Any news about the petitioning languages? Official groups are growing more and more. As volunteers, we are willing to translate Steam because we use it daily and enjoy playing, we are only waiting for some feedback from Valve.

thisaint
05-04-2014, 11:31 AM
Hi there everyone. Any news about the petitioning languages? Official groups are growing more and more. As volunteers, we are willing to translate Steam because we use it daily and enjoy playing, we are only waiting for some feedback from Valve.

I've contacted Valve about Georgian being added to Steam.

The reply I've got was following: "...Unfortunately at the time being we are not planning on adding new languages to Steam in the near future."

Your team can work on translating Steam since we've already done it. Just waiting that "future" to come. :)

Cheers
THISaint

Dairy
05-06-2014, 01:14 PM
Aw thanks a lot THISaint! Yes, let's wait and see. :)

thisaint
05-08-2014, 12:56 PM
Aw thanks a lot THISaint! Yes, let's wait and see. :)

Yep! Let's see when the future will be to let us enjoy our work :)

Dairy
06-12-2014, 10:32 AM
Agreed.

MakJam
07-17-2014, 02:56 PM
Hi, could someone explain to me what a pending translation group can actually translate to convince Valve that they want to become one of official groups?

Mr_Fusion
07-18-2014, 01:41 AM
Probably nothing.

It's not as easy as many apparently assume to add a new language because of all the work involved they'd have to do on all of their products and services. So no one should expect them to go like "Oh, you want to translate to <insert language here>? Sure, wait a sec... There you go, you can start now."

You can try to fully translate the Steam client or one of the games they care about these days (that being primarily Dota2, and to a lesser extent TF2 and CS:GO) on your own, and send it to them as proof of being able and willing to work on this. Then they might actually take notice, but you still shouldn't expect to get added anytime soon, or ever, just because of that.

And this is only my own suggestion, of course, there is no "official" way to get a language added. If they want to, they will, eventually. If they are not interested, they won't, no matter what you do.

Kudoshi
07-19-2014, 04:24 PM
Hi guys,, this is Bosnian Steam translation group and we just wanted to give a quick recap of our recent work. In the past few days, our team has been working hard and we managed to translate some stuff. Firstly, we translated overlay, platform and vgui files from the Steam /resource folder. Then, we moved onto the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and translated platform and vgui files from the CS:GO /resource folder and serverbrowser from the CS:GO /servers folder. While we were doing all this, we also translated a subtitle for the Indie Game: The Movie. We have sent the samples of our work to Valve via translationserver@valvesoftware.com. In the coming days, we are going to translate even more stuff and as we do, we are going to keep updating you of them.

Belvar
09-02-2014, 10:00 AM
Hi, I have just created the Breton translation group : http://steamcommunity.com/groups/BretonTranslations
There is no members apart from me yet, but there will be as soon as the "Invite friends" feature works again.

I wondered if it was possible to test the translations locally. It does not seem to work when I launch Steam with "-language breton".