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Anyone may Translate

You need not register or login to help in translation. Anyone can make suggestions in Pootle. They will be reviewed by committers and then stored into the database.

Start with Pootle at and choose your project and language in that order. The project Apache OpenOffice 4.2 UI covers the strings, which can be seen in the user interface (UI), and the project Apache OpenOffice 4.2 Help covers the texts in the built-in help. Always choose the project with the highest version number.


If you are seriously interested and want to work collaboratively with the other translators, you can get a Pootle account.

  1. Subscribe to the localization mailing list. Note: It's a public list, and you will probably get many related mails, but it's a way to get in touch and communicate with each other.
  2. Introduce yourself on the list and find members in your language.
  3. Become familiar with Pootle. If your language is missing on Pootle, ask on to add it. We will react as soon as possible.
  4. Ask for a Pootle account by sending an email:
 Subject: New Pootle Account
 Hello my name is ...<your name>... and I'm from ...<your location>... 
 Please create a Pootle account for me. I state that my contributions are under
the Apache 2 license and I will work on ...<your language>... My preferred username is ...<preferred username>...

The administrators of the Pootle server will contact you for username/password.

All project committers automatically have a Pootle account and can use their Apache username/password on Pootle.


To login at Pootle click on the log-in text, top right in the blue area. Afterwards you will find a link to your account settings in this area.

Maintain Translation

If you are willing to maintain the translation in the longer term, mention this on the mailing list and find colleagues there. Add yourself to the list on

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