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Twitter Now Supports 30 Different Languages

Do you speak Catalan and Ukrainian?

If either is your native tongue, you’ll be pleased to learn that Twitter has added both to its list of available languages, which brings the total number of supported languages to 30.

Not bad for work done primarily by volunteers!

In January we told you about Twitter’s new right-to-left translation capabilities, allowing platform participants support options for Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu.

Today, Twitter has made two more languages available for all users to see and change their language settings to – Catalan and Ukrainian.

And Twitter continues to plug along, and is working toward adding even more languages to its roster, thanks to Twitter’s “community of translators.”

Twitter has been using a translation community model since 2009. The demand has been so high that we built a console – Twitter’s Translation Center, where users can help suggest translations for the site. . . . If you want to request Twitter in your language, please let us know here.

Want to help out? There are three ways to do so:

  1. You can do so by watching for translations that don’t quite fit and then logging in to the translation center to vote for a better choice (the translation will get fixed over time as more folks vote).
  2. Join the discussion in Twitter’s language forums.
  3. Or just send feedback as you usually would via the help center.

OR your can get involved!

Visit the Translation Center and follow @translator if you’re interested.

(World languages image from Shutterstock)
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