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Is my language supported in Mailman?

Mailman now supports a wide range of world languages, and we're always happy to add to the list. Below is information for list #admins and #translators, plus a #table of available languages, and the Mailman Language Champions who are responsible for our translations.

Information for List Administrators

Mailman 2.1 is fully internationalized. This means you can add translations of the Mailman interface, and of all the email and web templates in Mailman, so that your users can interact with your mailing lists in their native language. Internationalization is handled as follows:

Each Mailman installation has a server default language. Mailman currently ships with US English (ASCII) as the server default.

Mailman comes with many supported languages, and if your language is on that list, it will simply work out of the box.

Individual list owners can choose which languages they'd like their mailing list to support, from the suite of site-enabled languages. The list owner can also select the list's default language. Mailing lists can thus be monolingual (with English or any other installed language as the default), or they can be multilingual.

Individual users can choose what their preferred language is, from the set of list-enabled languages. Thus, if a list is multilingual, the user can choose which language they'd prefer to use while interacting with Mailman.

Note

Mailman never actually translates the messages that flow through its mailing lists. It's up to the list members to adhere to their community's language conventions.

Information for Translators

Please read our Internationalization page, which includes our Translation Howto.

The table below simply summarizes the current state of Mailman's language support. You can participate in supporting a particular language, or add the translation for a new language. We welcome your contribution. Please read our Internationalization page for all the details on how you can contribute. (smile)

Mailman Language Champions

As this table shows, each supported language has a Champion who coordinates translation updates and submits them to the Mailman project. For all translator questions about Internationalization, please read that page; #admins can read their i18n section (above); both translators and admins can post questions to our mailman-i18n mailing list. Feel free to create links from these languages to a language specific page, if you want to provide some information to non-English speakers.

Language

ISO-639

Champion

Status

See also

Arabic

ar

Munzir Taha

Supported

http://www.foss.org.sa (coming soon)

Asturian

ast

Marcos Costales

Not yet submitted

 

Basque/Euskara

eu

Piarres Beobide

Supported

Mailman Basque Translation Project webpage

Bulgarian

bg

Alexander Shopov

Not yet submitted

Public preview will be available here

Catalan

ca

Jordi Mallach and David Planella

Supported

Catalan Mailman translation project

Chinese

zh_CN

Leona

Supported

Coordination Page

Chinese

zh_TW

Ping Yeh

Supported

 

Croatian

hr

Nino Katic

Supported

 

Czech

cs

Dan Ohnesorg
with assistance from V. Stanovsky

Supported

 

Danish

da

Tom G Christensen

Supported

 

Dutch

nl

Jan Veuger

Supported

http://www.janveuger.com/mailman

English (British)

en_GB

Adam Bowen

Not yet submitted

 

Esperanto

eo

Marcio Malacarne
and Sergey Tyrin

Not yet submitted

 

Estonian

et

Anti Veeranna

Supported

 

Finnish

fi

Joni Töyrylä

Supported

 

French

fr

Pascal George
and Ousmane Wilane

Supported

French Translation Team mailing list
hosted by Fil

Galician

gl

Frco. Javier Rial Rodríguez

Supported
(2.1.10)

 

German

de

Peer Heinlein

Supported

Mailman de

Greek

el

Antonis Limperis

Not yet submitted

 

Hebrew

he

Dov Zamir

Supported
(2.1.10)

 

Hungarian

hu

Vizi Szilard, Szabolcs Szigeti, Gabor Funk

Supported

 

Icelandic

is

Ólafur Garðarsson

Not yet submitted

 

Interlingua

ia

Alberto Mardegan,
Thomas Breinstrup,
Emerson José Silveira da Costa

Supported

 

Italian

it

Simone Piunno

Supported

Italian Translation Team mailing list
or email mailman-it@liste.ferrara.linux.it

Japanese

ja

Tokio Kikuchi

Supported

Japanized Mailman Page,
Japanese Mailman-users mailing list,
and its public archives

Kannada

kn

H.P.Nadig

Not yet submitted

translation@sampada.info,
Kannada project

Korean

ko

song@yaimma.co.kr

Supported

 

Lithuanian

lt

Mantas Kriauciunas

Supported

 

Norwegian

no

Daniel Buchmann

Supported

Norwegian Mailman page

Persian

fa

Mahyar Moghimi and Javad Hoseini

Supported (2.1.16)

 

Polish

pl

Bartosz Sawicki, Pawel Kolodziejczyk, Marcin Sochacki,Marcin Zaborowski

Supported

 

Portuguese

pt
pt_BR

Gleydson Mazioli da Silva,[Rubens Queiroz de Almeida queiroz@ccuec.unicamp.br,
Aleck Zander aleck@unesp.br,Jose Roberto Kerne,Jose Paulo Moitinho de Almeida

Supported

 

Romanian

ro

Stefaniu Criste

Supported

 

Russian

ru

Mikhail Sobolev

Supported

Russian Mailman list

Serbian

sr

Bojan Suzic

Supported

 

Slovak

sk

Martin Matuška

Supported
(2.1.10)

Download translation and patches

Slovenian

sl

Uros Kositer

Supported

 

Spanish

es

Juan Carlos Rey Anaya

Supported

 

Swedish

sv

Tomas Fasth
and Anders Norrbring

Supported

 

Tamil

tam

Sri Ramadoss M

Proposed

 

Turkish

tr

Kerem Erkan, Erdinc Guler

Supported

 

Ukrainian

uk

Maxim Dzumanenko

Supported

 

Vietnamese

vi

Clytie Siddall

Newly-supported

Dự án Việt hoá

Welsh

cy

Illtud Daniel

Not yet submitted

 

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