The Add-on Localization Campaign is happening: Join us!

Thanks @hellosct1 Remember to share with your fellow French-speaker mozillians, I’m sure we can find new people to get involved with Mozilla thanks to this campaign! :smiley:

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Campaign day 2 - Stats

Some numbers of the campaign’s day 2

  • Number of participants: 35
  • Words translated: 9701
  • Locales with no activity yet: Dutch, Japanese



Remember to also use the “review” link for your locale and vote for good suggestions, this will allow speed up the final string approval.


Campaign day 4 - Stats

Some numbers of the campaign’s day 4

  • Number of participants: 50
  • Words translated: 19517
  • Locales with low activity: Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Russian


Congratulations to Chinese, which already have all suggestions covered, now they are in the review phase, voting suggestions to help core localizers approve the final strings.


Keep the great work! :muscle::fox_face:

I see also people adding comments on the strings on Crowdin but no reply to them so they work on the other strings and this pending remain incomplete.

Campaign day 7 - Stats

Some numbers of the campaign’s day 7

  • Number of participants: 74
  • Words translated: 29388
  • Locales with low activity: Japanese, Polish, Russian


Chinese just needs to validate all the complete suggestions. Spanish, Dutch and Italian are close to complete all suggestions, German and French follow close.

Russian, Portuguese, Polish and Japanese need a big push, we are just one week away of the end of the campaign.


Keep the great work! :muscle::fox_face:

PS: Great job for italian during the weekend btw! :smiley:

Congratulations to Spanish and Portuguese! They are now ready for review.

But remember, we still need to keep voting strings in the review mode to help approvers with the final check, this is as important as suggesting strings :smiley:

PS: Dutch is close to complete all suggestions and Japanese, Polish and Russian still need more people involved!

Campaign day 9 - Stats

Some numbers of the campaign’s day 9

  • Number of participants: 84
  • Words translated: 44045
  • Locales with low activity: Japanese, Polish, Russian


Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese and Italian did an amazing work in the past days, completing their suggestions. Russian, Portuguese, Polish and Japanese still need a big push.

Important: Remember that having all suggestions is not enough to validate your language, please keep voting for good suggestions in the review mode, core localizers rely on these votes in order to speed up the process and approve the final strings (green bar in the graph below).


Keep the great work, and remember to vote strings! :muscle::fox_face:

Campaign day 11 - Stats (3 days left!)

Some numbers of the campaign’s day 11, just 3 days away until the end of the campaign

  • Number of participants: 91
  • Words translated: 58675
  • Locales with low activity: Japanese, Polish, Russian


Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish are approving the final strings, excellent work from these communities.

French and German still need a final push if they want to get in time for the end of the campaign, if you know the language please chime in and help today!

Unfortunately Russian, Japanese and Polish haven’t got a lot of contributions and are still mid-way with the suggestions. If you are in these locales, please organize a day during this weekend to suggest and vote strings.


As I previously commented, we are 3 days away from the final date, July 2nd, where we will start generating the Add-ons for testing only for the locales that have all strings approved.

Thanks to everyone who has been involved so dar!

PS: Special shout out to @philipp (German) and Tonnes (Dutch), @sara_t (Italian), Breaking_Pitt (Spanish) and @xcffl (Chinese) who made a huge push in their languages progress during the last 2 days :muscle::fox_face:

I’ve updated the first post with the upcoming milestones for this project:

  • July 2nd: Localization finished, we start to upload AMO descriptions, QA phase starts.
  • July 5th: We deliver final strings to authors.
  • July 11th: Authors publish new version with localizations, we start the marketing promotion + blog post, we start measuring.
  • July 28th: Initial report with metrics.

Today is the last day, is there still translation to be done?



For French I see that just a few approvals are needed, almost there. @theo and @benoit.leseul were coordinating there :smiley:

Any additional pair of eyes that could go through the remaining French suggestions and add new suggestions when they see fit would definitely be useful and speed up the review process :slight_smile:
There’s a number of things that native speakers should be able to catch, without any specific localization knowledge and without having the style guide in mind


Campaign day 14 - Stats (last day!)

Quick re-cap of the day: Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch have all suggestions approved. German and French are almost there and Portuguese is also close. Congratulations for the amazing work!

  • Number of participants: 101
  • Words translated: 92657


Tomorrow we will be packing all locales with 100% completion and generating the add-ons with the localized strings for testing in context, ideally we want to send the strings to authors by the end of the week.


I’ll be providing a more detailed report in the coming days.


why are we not doing localization in Hindi?

Please check the FAQ in the first message of this topic.

We have generated the add-ons with the localized strings for testing for the 7 locales that have completed all suggestions: Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese.

We would need to install and test them in these locales to give the green light, ideally before Thursday, so we can send the strings to authors and they upload a new version during the weekend.

How to test the localized add-ons

  1. Get the zip file with all localized add-ons.
  2. Extract the file in any local directory
  3. Open Firefox in your locale
  4. Open about:debugging in a tab
  5. Click on Load Temporary Add-on
  6. Open the manifest.json from the add-ons folder where you extracted the zip
  7. Test the add-on and its metadata in about:addons
  8. If all the strings look good for your locale, please reply to this topic.
  9. If there are some strings with errors, please use the link in the first post pointing to your locale to search the problematic strings, fix them and ping us back to generate a new zip file with the changes.

Edit (July 3, 2018 5:20 PM (UTC)): Zip file updated to include strings fixes during today and pinterest add-on which was missing due an issue with AMO site this morning.
Edit (July 4, 2018 9:30 AM (UTC)): Zip file updated with latest changes.
Edit (July 5, 2018 10:30 AM (UTC)): Zip file updated with latest changes.

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Thanks for the great work this week testing and reporting issues with the add-ons and correcting the misplaced strings :smiley:

We have just updated the zip file with the string changes you provided in the past days for completed locales: Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, German, French and Portuguese.

It would be great if we can have green light to send the strings to authors by the end of today or tomorrow so they have time to upload a new version to Addons site and we can start promoting your great work by next Wednesday (July 11th).


Hello everyone,

We are going to proceeded to send the localized strings to developers and we will ask them to have an update published by next week, when we also want to publish a few blog posts and tweets promoting your awesome work.

We are also updating the Addons site summaries and descriptions, some of them are already live :slight_smile:

I keep you updated about the progress next week.

Thanks SO much for your help, have a happy weekend!


Quick update, most of the authors have already published a new version of their add-ons with the localized strings.

We are just waiting for the last ones to be able to publish a blog post and tweets promoting the work.