Translating Web Content

Getting important web content translated into different languages is a high priority for the NetBeans community. The NetBeans Documentation and Web teams have put together a list of pages that would be of great use to many if translated. The list includes key product and feature pages, as well as tutorials and other educational resources.

Are you interested in translating for NetBeans? You are very welcome to use the instructions below to get started. Even a single translated page is of great help to the NetBeans community.

Thank you for your support!

How to Get Started

  1. Check the Localization Status Page. Find out what page needs updating (indicated by the red or yellow table cells). Pick a page or pages you'd like to work on.
  2. Find the Language-Specific Page. Note that the status page lists only the most frequently-used languages. If your language is missing from status page, you're still welcome to contribute a translation. Follow these steps:
    1. Select and open the English version of the page you would like to translate.
    2. It is possible that an obsolete translation of the page exists in your language. To find out, use the "Choose page language" drop-down box in the very top right corner of the page.
      1. If an old translation exists you can download that page and update the content.
      2. If your language is missing from the drop-down list, it means the page has not been translated to your language yet. At this point, you can decide to create a fresh translation in your language by downloading the English version.
  3. Download the Page for Translation. Save the page from the web browser to your computer and then open it using an editor of your choice, e.g., NetBeans IDE. Translate the content.
  4. Contact NetBeans About Your Translation. Write to the NetBeans Web team to let us know that you are working or will be working on that page. It's very important that you do this so that we can update the status page--this lets other volunteers see that work is being done on that page and prevents duplication or double work. Also, once we are in touch with you, we can assist you if questions arise.
  5. Send in the Translated Page. Once you are done with the translation, please ZIP the translated file and send it to the NetBeans web team. We will do a quick sanity-check (broken/misdirected links or empty images, etc.) and then publish the translated page for you. Please note that we do not have the resources to carry out content review of community translations, therefore as a volunteer translator you are responsible for the accuracy of your content.

Translating NetBeans IDE

Currently community translation of NetBeans IDE (the product) is on hold. Nevertheless, if you are interested in helping to translate the IDE to your own language, write to the NetBeans web team so we know who you are and we can contact you when this aspect of the community localization project is revived.

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