What you can translate

Translate Tails custom programs

You can help correct, improve, or complete the translations of Tails programs into your native language. Read translating with Hosted Weblate. Tails programs can be translated into more than 140 languages this way.

Translate this website, including the Tails documentation

Get started with translating this website.

Please focus on translating and maintaining the core pages first.

Mailing list for translators

Translators coordinate on the tails-l10n mailing list (l10n stands for localization).

This is where important changes to translatable strings are announced. So, please subscribe to the list if you want to become a regular translator:

Public archive of tails-l10n: https://lists.autistici.org/list/tails-l10n.html.

Translation teams

Currently, there are several active language teams:

Other teams are being set up:

  • Turkish

If your language is not listed here, read the documentation to add a new language.

Tier-1 languages

We call "tier-1 languages" the languages that we consider the most important for our target user base:

In March 2019 this list was:

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

We are particularly interested in translations in these languages and include language packs and dictionaries by default in Tails for them.

After updating the list of tier-1 languages

After updating the list of tier-1 languages, update:

For native English speakers

Most of Tails developers are not native English speakers so you're more than welcome to correct or improve our English. Get in touch on tails-dev@boum.org.