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Calling All Zanata Translators

If you are one of our 400+ pfSense® translators, we want to make you aware of an important change.

pfSense documentation is being translated into more than 50 languages - with many already incorporated into pfSense - in support of more than one million installations deployed on literally every continent, and in every vertical market space.

This list of languages currently in translation includes Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, *Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, *Chinese, *Chinese (Simplified, China), *Chinese (Simplified, Hong Kong SAR China), Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, *Dutch, *English (United States), Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, *French, *German (Germany), Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, *Korean, Latvian, Malay, Malayalam, Nepali, *Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, *Polish, *Portuguese (Brazil), *Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, *Russian, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, *Spanish, *Spanish (Argentina), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Turkish (Turkey), and Ukrainian languages.

* mostly complete and incorporated into pfSense

Netgate® is grateful to the volunteers who have donated so much time and expertise to the pfSense project. As well, we are grateful to Zanata, an open-source, on-line translation platform developed by RedHat and generously made available via zanata.org.

However, times change. Earlier this year, RedHat redeployed the personnel that develop and maintain Zanata. We haven’t seen an official statement, but the future of Zanata appears uncertain. The Zanata email group, where users and developers requested help or exchanged comments, has gone dark. Additionally, a few emails stated Zanata staff had been redeployed and that no new resources had been identified.

We want to make sure the valued work of pfSense translators continues for the good of the worldwide user community. To that end, Netgate has set up a new instance of Zanata, specifically for pfSense, in our data center. It is fully up to date with all existing and in-progress translations migrated from the RedHat-based Zanata system, and can be found at zanata.netgate.com.

Unfortunately, there is no way for us to contact translators directly. Our translators’ current use of Zanata is associated to RedHat, not Netgate. So, we are inviting all pfSense translators to register at our new site. Please visit https://info.netgate.com/zanata-translator and simply enter your email address, preferred username, and the language(s) to which you translate.

If you would like to see the pfSense user interface displayed in your language, please sign up!

Thank you again for your time, expertise, and effort to extend Netgate documentation into other languages. We look forward to the continued relationship!