Twitter Has Started Speaking Catalan and Ukrainian
Now Catalan- and Ukrainian-speaking users are able to use Twitter social microblogging service in their native languages.
On July 5, Twitter social mircoblogging service made its official announcement about possibility to use the service in two more languages that are Catalan and Ukrainian on its blog. Currently, Twitter supports 30 languages.
Translation was made by its community of translators that is usually joined by different countries users in order to speed up the service localization for own country. It is worth mentioning that Twitter has been following this very sample since 2009.
The microblogging service has created special Twitter’s Translation Center where any user is able to help suggest translations for the service. On May 16, Twitter started translation process for six languages: Catalan, Afrikaans, Ukrainian, Greek, Czech and Basque. All these languages were chosen by users.
The service representatives also offer users, if they find translation inaccuracy to log in the Translation Center and leave their vote for the best variant. Over time, the very variants having received the most votes will change the relevant ones on the site. It is also possible to participate in the discussions at the language forums if one finds inconsistencies in the content.
According to the blog announcement, Twitter is continually in its system improvement and is open to its users, encouraging them to participate in this very process.