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What is Weblate?

Weblate is a web based translation tool with tight VCS integration. It features simple and clean user interface, propagation of translations across components, consistency checks and automatic linking to source files.

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Weblate Features

  1.  Git SupportWeblate supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
  2.  CrowdsourcedWeblate uses suggestions, information, etc., from a large group of people to improve the quality of the content.

Weblate information

  • Developed byMichal Cihar
  • LicensingOpen Source (GPL-3.0) and Freemium product.
  • PricingSubscription that costs between $19 and $2999.
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  • RatingAverage rating of 5
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  • English

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  •  3,339 Stars
  •  773 Forks
  •  391 Open Issues
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Our users have written 2 comments and reviews about Weblate, and it has gotten 47 likes

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As a software developer, I really love Weblate. It allows my users to translate my program, so all I need to do is pull the changes in using git.

As far as I have researched, it is the best free and open-source collaborative translation system available. The alterative open-source tools like Pootle and Zanata didn't seem to have any hosted options (and either way both appear to be discontinued). So Weblate seems to be all we have.

The official hosted Weblate instance is free for open-source projects, and I highly recommend click around the website:

Basically you add your "project" (let's call it MyVideoGame) which can contain multiple "components" (let's call them "LevelOne", "LevelTwo"). These components can map to a file in your source code repository (let's say it's hosted on GitHub) using a pattern match (like let's say "/path/to/component/*.po"). You can configure Weblate to push the changes back to GitHub in various ways, or just synchronize it manually.

By the way, I highly recommend encouraging your translators to log in: translators who are not logged into Weblate can only "suggest" translations (which needs to be accepted by a logged in user). Logged in users can also see a large number of "Automatic Suggestions" from machine translation services like DeepL, Google Translate, Bing Translate etc, which may save time. Also it really helps track who's making changes when multiple people are translating together.

Also there are a bunch of configuration options available in the Settings page, and Add-ons pages.

The Weblate user-interface could probably be improved over time, but it's definitely a solid program. Remember, Weblate is an open-source project so please suggest to them any improvements. In my experience they have been very fast to reply to my enhancement suggestions on GitHub.

Hopefully they are getting a large number of paid applications using their platform too, because I really love the tool! :)

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FOSS; has a lot of cool features; provides free hosting for other free software projects;

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It is libre software, and gratis for libre software projects. Can also be self-hosted.

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I love contributing through Weblate. It's fast and easy to use for the translators, and easy for the devs to interact with their translators too.

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FOSS, works well, has a lot of cool features.

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