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So you would like to get involved in the Mozilla localization efforts. Awesome! We're very happy to have you! But you're probably wondering, "What can I do to get involved? Where do I go to find the opportunities available to me?"

If I've read your mind (and don't be too shocked that I did), then you're in luck, because you've come to the right page! Below are the initial steps you need to take to get involved in the Mozilla L10n communities, one of the largest community L10n projects on the face of the Earth. Below you'll see the various ways you can contribute. Look over the list, determine which option best suits you, your skills, and your time availability, and then jump in! There are plenty of opportunities and we're excited to have you join us!

Start localizing in five steps or less

If you want to localize Mozilla products...

Firefox, Firefox for Android, Firefox OS, Thunderbird, Lightning, Seamonkey
  1. Contact your l10n team about being added to their wiki page as a Localizer-in-training. Tell them about yourself, why you want to get involved, and ask how you can help out. Include some of the following info about yourself:
    • Languages you speak,
    • Country where you reside,
    • Professional and technical background,
    • Why you want to join Mozilla l10n.
  2. Introduce yourself in the L10n newsgroup and, if you use Twitter, follow us on @mozilla_l10n.
  3. If you haven't already, download your l10n team's localized build of Firefox Aurora and start using it as your default browser. Be sure to keep it up-to-date too.

NOTE: If you don't have a l10n team and are interested in creating one, let us know on the new locales newsgroup, as this will require some additional guidance.

If you want to localize Mozilla web content...

Please follow these steps to localize the Mozilla.org site, marketing campaigns, and in-product web pages:

  1. Contact your l10n team about being added to their wiki page as a Web Localizer-in-training. Tell them about yourself, why you want to get involved, and ask how you can help out. Include some of the following info about yourself:
    • Languages you speak,
    • Country where you reside,
    • Professional and technical background,
    • Why you want to join Mozilla l10n.
  2. Introduce yourself in the L10n newsgroup and the Web-L10n newsgroup.
  3. Read through the web l10n documentation to learn how to start translating.

Visit these links to localize any of the following additional web content projects:

If you want to contribute to Mozilla l10n development projects...

  1. Read through the documentation for the following projects and pick one you're interested in:
  2. Send an introductory email to the L10n tools newsgroup. Include some of the following info about yourself:
    • Languages you speak,
    • Country where you reside,
    • Professional and technical background,
    • Why you want to join Mozilla l10n,
    • Which project you're most interested in.

Join the discussion!

There are so many ways you can get involved. Once you feel comfortable with how we localize, consider joining in the discussion! There are so many ways to jump in and voice your opinion. Visit the L10n:Communication page to learn how.


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