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L10n Blog Guide

The official Mozilla L10n blog is meant to keep up-to-date with advancements within Mozilla L10n. This page is for sharing our target audiences, the blog's mission, the publication schedule, common topic formats/templates, and other related information to how we use the blog.

Vision and target audiences


Platform for more detailed info on l10n topics that are not part of wiki docs, but still relevant reference material (e.g., spotlight new communities, L10n event schedules, significant L10n announcements, document community experiences with specific tools, projects, etc.). We also hope to increase Mozilla l10n visibility in the l10n industry through this blog.

Target audiences

  • Current & potential L10n contributors
  • L10n communities
  • L10n industry professionals
  • L10n industry press
  • Mozilla staff

Publication schedule

Keeping our readership is top priority. Part of that is avoiding blog entry overload. This schedule indicates when blog entries concerning particular topics will be released. If you have a particular entry on a common topic (e.g., an schedule for upcoming L10n events), please look to this schedule for when you can anticipate seeing your entry live.

Events: An upcoming events schedule will be published on Mondays.

Instructional topics & announcements: Instructional topics & announcements will be published on Wednesdays.

Fluffy topics: L10n-drivers bios, community spotlights, contributor spotlights, etc. will be published on Fridays.

If you have any questions about this schedule, please contact Jeff.


Our blog uses some standard templates for a handful of blog entry types. Below you'll find the standard format for those entry types.

L10n-drivers highlights

Standard format:

Title: Name

Basic background info/stats & Team member image
(e.g., role at Mozilla, where you're from, languages you know, years with the project, professional experience, any blog or personal website URLs)

5 things you may not know about me:

L10n community highlights

Basic background info & L10n community image
(e.g., date founded, number of members, active projects, noteworthy community milestones)

How did the community get started?

What are some unique language & cultural challenges your community faces?

How do you find new contributors for your community?

When you find new contributors, what sort of best practices do you train them on?

If there was one thing your community would point to as the community's greatest achievement, what would that be?

What is the role of communication in your community?

What are you most looking forward to accomplishing this next year?

If you had one piece of advice for new L10n communities, what would it be?

L10n contributor highlights

Title: Name

Basic background info & L10n contributor image
(e.g., role at Mozilla, where you're from, languages you know, years with the project, professional experience)

How did the contributor get started?

5 things you may not know about _______