Through continued donations and support from the community, we’re thankful to have recently been able to send out over $15,000 USD worth of bitcoin as a gesture of gratitude to people who volunteer to help translate bitcoin.org and spread the word about Bitcoin. Each month, contributors are helping localize bitcoin.org so that more people around the world can easily get started and learn more about Bitcoin in their own languages.
How to get involved
Anyone who is fluent in a language that isn’t English can help translate the site. You can get started by following a few basic steps:
Create a free Transifex account.
Browse to the bitcoin.org translation project, find the language you’re fluent in, and join the translation team associated with it.
Once you’re on the team you can start translating. Go to the “Dashboard” on the top of the page, then to “Languages” and select your language. You will see a lot of different resources and their progress. Each resource consists of a number of strings. A string is a “string” of text on bitcoin.org. The first resource (“bitcoin.org”) contains all strings for the main site. You can start there.
Join the Telegram group, feel free to introduce yourself and let people know if you have questions. :)
In addition to the many volunteers, many of the advances and recent progress in the translation project wouldn’t be possible without the help of Simon Hinterreiter and Koichi Hendrawan, who help manage and organize the translation project, as well as the teams.
A special thanks is also owed to Transifex, for providing us with special access to their platform.
Bitcoin.org was originally registered and owned by Satoshi Nakamoto and Martti Malmi. When Satoshi left the project, he gave ownership of the domain to additional people, separate from the Bitcoin developers, to spread responsibility and prevent any one person or group from easily gaining control over the Bitcoin project. Since then, the site has been developed and maintained by different members of the Bitcoin community.
Despite being a privately owned site, its code is open-source and there have been thousands of commits from hundreds of contributors from all over the world. In addition to this, over a thousand translators have helped to make the site display natively to visitors in their own languages — now 25 different languages and growing.
Bitcoin.org receives millions of visitors a year from people all over the world who want to get started with and learn more about Bitcoin.