Localization

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Localization (L10n) is the process of translating software user interfaces from one language to another and adapting it to suit a foreign culture. These resources are about making Mozilla-based applications/extensions localizable.

Documentation

Create a new localization
First read for volunteers wanting to create a new localization.
XUL Tutorial:Localization
XUL Tutorial section on Localizing XUL applications.
Writing localizable code
Best practices and guidelines for Programmers to play nicely with Localization.
Localizing extension descriptions
To localize the description of an extension (the string that shows up under extension's name in the Extensions window), you need to use a special preference key to override the description specified in your install.rdf file. This article contains instructions on how to modify this preference key.
Frequently Asked Localization Questions
Frequently asked questions about localization.

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Community

  • View Mozilla forums...

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Related Topics

Extensions, XUL

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<p><strong>Localization</strong> (L10n) is the process of translating software user interfaces from one language to another and adapting it to suit a foreign culture. These resources are about making Mozilla-based applications/extensions localizable.</p>
<table class="topicpage-table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h4><a href="/Special:Tags?tag=Localization&amp;language=en" title="Special:Tags?tag=Localization&amp;language=en">Documentation</a></h4> <dl> <dt><a href="/en/Create_a_new_localization" title="en/Create_a_new_localization">Create a new localization</a></dt> <dd><small>First read for volunteers wanting to create a new localization.</small></dd> <dt><a href="/en/XUL_Tutorial/Localization" title="en/XUL_Tutorial/Localization">XUL Tutorial:Localization</a></dt> <dd><small><a href="/en/XUL_Tutorial" title="en/XUL_Tutorial">XUL Tutorial</a> section on Localizing XUL applications.</small></dd> <dt><a href="/en/Writing_localizable_code" title="en/Writing_localizable_code">Writing localizable code</a></dt> <dd><small>Best practices and guidelines for Programmers to play nicely with Localization.</small></dd> <dt><a href="/en/Localizing_extension_descriptions" title="en/Localizing_extension_descriptions">Localizing extension descriptions</a></dt> <dd><small>To localize the description of an extension (the string that shows up under extension's name in the Extensions window), you need to use a special preference key to override the description specified in your install.rdf file. This article contains instructions on how to modify this preference key.</small></dd> <dt><a href="/en/Frequently_Asked_Localization_Questions" title="en/Frequently_Asked_Localization_Questions">Frequently Asked Localization Questions</a></dt> <dd><small>Frequently asked questions about localization.</small></dd> </dl> <p><span class="alllinks"><a href="/Special:Tags?tag=Localization&amp;language=en" title="Special:Tags?tag=Localization&amp;language=en">View All...</a></span></p> </td> <td> <h4>Community</h4> <ul> <li>View Mozilla forums...</li> </ul> <p>{{ DiscussionList("dev-l10n", "mozilla.dev.l10n") }}</p> <ul> <li><a href="/Special:Tags?tag=Localization:Tools&amp;language=en" title="Special:Tags?tag=Localization:Tools&amp;language=en">Tools</a></li> <li><a href="/en/Localization/Community" title="en/Localization/Community">Community</a></li> </ul> <h4 name="Related_Topics">Related Topics</h4> <dl> <dd><a href="/en/Extensions" title="en/Extensions">Extensions</a>, <a href="/en/XUL" title="en/XUL">XUL</a></dd> </dl> <p>{{ ajaxrss{ feed: 'http://developer.mozilla.org/webwatch/?cat=8&amp;feed=rss2' , short: true, max: '5', charset: 'UTF-8' } }} <span class="alllinks"><a class="external" href="/webwatch/?cat=8">View All...</a></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody>
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<p>{{ languages( { "de": "de/Lokalisierung", "es": "es/Localizaci\u00f3n", "fr": "fr/Localisation", "it": "it/Localization", "ja": "ja/Localization", "pl": "pl/Lokalizacja", "pt": "pt/Localiza\u00e7\u00e3o", "zh-tw": "zh_tw/\u672c\u5730\u5316" } ) }}</p>
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