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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!

Joining Mozilla L10n in five easy steps

  1. Add yourself to your l10n team wiki page as a Localizer-in-training and contact the team owner. 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 Twtter, 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.
  4. Create a bugzilla account for filing bugs for your team's localized products.
  5. Proofread and test your locale's Firefox Aurora and submit bugs in bugzilla with your suggested corrections.


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.

Opportunities to contribute

There are so many ways you can get involved. Once you feel comfortable with how we localize, consider adding these opportunities to your repertoire:

  1. Join in the discussion! There are so many ways to jump in and voice your opinion. Visit the L10n:Communication page to learn how.
  2. Help localize Mozilla products, like Firefox. The Localization Quick Start Guide is a helpful point of reference containing tutorials on localizing Firefox with all of the available L10n tools.
  3. Help localize Mozilla Web Sites, Services, and Marketing Campaigns. The Verbatim tutorial on MDN can help you get started here.
  4. Localize articles on the Firefox Support site.
  5. Localize wiki pages related to localization on the Mozilla Developer Network wiki (MDN).
  6. Contribute articles to the l10n topic on the MDN wiki.


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