[Mediawiki-i18n] The OpenStreetMap website is now translatable at Translatewiki

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason avarab at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 23:13:39 UTC 2009

The main OpenStreetMap website (http://openstreetmap.org) can now be
translated on the web using Translatewiki. I originally floated the
idea in July[1] and after meeting up with the maintainers of
Translatewiki at Wikimania 2009[2] we made it happen. Nikerabbit and
Siebrand (Translatewiki guys) have done some great work on making this

If you want to translate OpenStreetMap site you can now do so at the
Translatewiki site:


Since it was imported yesterday from the OpenStreetMap SVN server
we've had 1500 edits to the translations by 10 different users. 9 of
those are to languages that didn't have translations already (although
they're still small):

 Stats for yesterday:
 Stats for today:
 Stats for *now*:

These translations aren't automatically being synced back to the
OpenStreetMap SVN repository yet. Me and Nikerabbit have been fixing
bugs in the import/export process required to make this happen. Those
bugs don't affect translations on Translatewiki.net, but it might be a
few days before we can start committing back so the translated strings
will show up on the OpenStreetMap site.

So please go to Translatewiki and help make OpenStreetMap available in
your language!

1. http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/dev/2009-July/016127.html
2. http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/dev/2009-August/016707.html

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