Thursday, October 8, 2009

Crowdsourcing Translation

AddThis is used all over the world, by over 500 million people. To make sharing easier, anywhere, we wanted to translate our sharing menu into as many languages as possible. We started out doing this using the AddThis Forum which worked well, but probably wouldn't scale. Instead, we thought a more structured tool would help not only enlist the help of our user base, but also help to communicate which languages are supported or in the queue.

To this end, we recently launched a Language Database to allow users to submit translation revisions and new languages. We're up to 50 supported languages as of our last release. One of these days we're going to wade into Latin and Pirate, but in the meantime, if you speak one of the languages we don't yet support, we'd love to hear from you.

Visit the AddThis Language Database


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