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Pontoon is a localization platform, used and developed by the Mozilla localization community. Some links:

This wiki page mainly serves as a development roadmap. We use Mozilla wiki, because it nicely integrates with our bug tracker.

Get involved

Check out The Guide to your First Contribution to Pontoon to learn how to set up Pontoon on your computer for development.

Here are a few mentored bugs, good to start with for new contributors:

Full Query
ID Summary Status Priority Assigned to
1468840 [sync] Obsolete Resources instead of deleting them ASSIGNED P2 Vishal Sharma [:vishalcr7]
1679565 Title missing in Terms panel and popup ASSIGNED P3 Anuj Pandey
1682033 Improve visibility of pinned comments ASSIGNED P3 Mitchell Oliver

3 Total; 3 Open (100%); 0 Resolved (0%); 0 Verified (0%);

2020 Roadmap

This is a high-level overview of Pontoon Roadmap for the current year. For more information, check out the DETAILED ROADMAP.


  • [ ] Search all strings while translating (1W)
  • [ ] Development Process (1W)
  • [ ] Documentation Overhaul (1Q)


  • [ ] Custom themes (1M)


  • [ ] Evolve deadlines (1M)


  • [ ] Project Admin UI (1M)

Non-Roadmap goals

A collection of bugs we'd like to see fixed soon, but didn't make it to the Roadmap.

Full Query
ID Summary Status Resolution Priority Assigned to
1681688 Input area becomes empty for strings already translated NEW P1
1682225 Blank page after searching twice NEW P1
1677173 Attribute xml:space="preserve" is lost when translating XLIFF strings NEW P2
1686402 [checks] Warnings behave inconsistently when working with FTL string NEW P2
1586822 [translate] Add ability to drag/toggle columns ASSIGNED P2 Vishal Sharma [:vishalcr7]
1615458 android-l10n should escape straight apostrophes or double quotes when user submits a translation NEW P2
1618841 [cleanup] Fluent translations stored in database without the trailing newline NEW P2
1673043 Data request: word count and TM hits for mozilla.org strings in 2020 ASSIGNED P2 Matjaz Horvat [:mathjazz]
1676336 Revisit sync process for XLIFF files NEW P2
1584178 Google Translate modifies whitespace within placeables, causing translation errors NEW P3
1683539 Add ability to disable a locale NEW P3
1268841 Provide a way to insert placeables via shortcuts NEW P3
1350542 Pontoon special character shortcuts NEW P3
1370173 Ability to view adjacent strings to a search result NEW P3
1588465 Switch to Google Translate API v3 NEW P3
1370200 Linked strings should be displayed on their corresponding page ASSIGNED P3 Jarek Śmiejczak [:jotes]
1468997 Add a way to request a new locale directly through Pontoon REOPENED P3 Vishal Sharma [:vishalcr7]
1486391 GitHub services are being deprecated NEW P3
1566476 [Translate.Next] Run checks when switching Fluent Editor mode NEW P4
1578235 [Translate.Next] Add ability to switch locales and projects NEW P4
1536884 [translate] Add support for in-context localization NEW P5
1586234 [Translate.Next] Localize search input placeholder UNCONFIRMED P5
1513104 Create portable Docker image NEW P5

23 Total; 23 Open (100%); 0 Resolved (0%); 0 Verified (0%);

Prioritizing bugs

We use 5 bug priority levels, which effectively define the short term roadmap. Priority is usually set after the bug has been confirmed by one of the developers.

  • P1: Must be fixed immediately, drop any other work.
  • P2: We want to ship this soon, possibly in the current quarter.
  • P3: Default starting point, possibly shipping in the following two quarters.
  • P4: We expect it to be fixed someday.
  • P5: A valid bug, but we might never fix it, unless you provide a patch.

Fun read from the past!