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Absolutely, we agree; translations are imperative. It’s super important and couch surfing is not limited to the English-speaking world.
Yes and yes; we have someone who recently joined and is looking into the technical side of this, and will hopefully roll out a tool in the next few months. We started off English-only to get started, but have tried to keep the code organized in such a way that we can plug in a translation system easily.
We will post on the forum when the translation system is up to recruit some translation volunteers! Thanks for expressing interest in helping out. Also, please come to one of the social meetings (one is today) if you’re able and we can chat more about helping out.
I am a fan of Google translate. It can translate full pages of just text. I suggest to focus on other urgent things first. I an not a native English speaker, fyi.
Well, it’s not like coding and translating are done by the same people anyway.
I’ll be happy to help with the Russian translation when the system is ready
Google translate is great and it’s definitely getting better but it doesn’t always translate the text correctly. At least in my language which is very word order sensitive and where literal translation (sometimes) doesn’t feel natural at all. Unless the goal is to have a text that looks like it was written by Yoda it would still need to be checked by native speakers… and luckily we have those here!
I volunteer for italian!
I volunteer for German - i have absolutely no coding experience tough i hope that doesn’t matter
Thanks everyone for volunteering; and anyone else who would like to help with translating to a language they know!
I wanted to give a quick update on the status of this. We are currently working on setting up the technical infrastructure for translations, and will hopefully have the system set up in a few weeks. We’ll then get in touch with those who’ve volunteered here and through other channels and start getting together a team for translations.
Two hands for Ukrainian/ Russian from my side
Привееет! Ещё кто-то русскоговорящий здесь!