L10n Report: November 2023 Edition

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Please note some of the information provided in this report may be subject to change as we are sometimes sharing information about projects that are still in early stages and are not final yet.

New content and projects

What’s new or coming up in

Firefox
ORG

desktop

On

October 24
DATE

we shipped

Firefox 119
LAW

with a brand new locale:

Santali
PERSON

(sat). This brings the overall number of locales supported in

Firefox
ORG

release to

102
CARDINAL

. Congratulations to Prasanta and the other

Santali
ORG

contributors for this huge accomplishment.

In terms of new content to translate, a couple of new features were responsible for most of the new strings over

the last months
DATE

: a new shopping feature (Review Checker), and a redesigned

Firefox View
PRODUCT

page, which now includes more information to support the user (recent browsing, recently closed tabs, tabs from other devices, etc.).

Check your Pontoon notifications for instructions on how to test your localization for the Review Checker in Nightly.

In the current Nightly (

121
CARDINAL

) we also migrated the integrated

PDF Viewer
ORG

to

Fluent
LANGUAGE

, finally replacing the unmaintained legacy l10n system (webl10n.js) used in this feature.

What’s new or coming up in mobile

We officially launched

yesterday
DATE

the brand update from “Firefox Accounts” to a more general “

Mozilla
ORG

accounts” – a change you have probably noticed in recent string updates. Please make sure to address these strings so you keep products up to date with the rebranding.

You may have also noticed that a few

Android
ORG

strings have landed for add-ons, specifically to call out that we have

hundreds
CARDINAL

of new extensions. If you would like to have this experiment available in your locale, make sure you go into the Firefox for

Android
ORG

project in

Pontoon
ORG

, and choose the

Fenix
ORG

file. Then search for these string IDs:


addon_ga_message_title
NORP

addon_ga_message_body

Addon_ga_message_button

You can find these from the search bar, once you are in the

Fenix
ORG

file in

Pontoon
ORG

.

What’s new or coming up in web projects


Mozilla Accounts
PRODUCT

In

early October
DATE


Mozilla
ORG

announced a name change for

Firefox
ORG

accounts, and as of

November 1
DATE

Firefox accounts is now officially

Mozilla
ORG

accounts. Even before this, starting in

September
DATE

a significant number of new strings and changes related to this name change started making its way to you. Thank you for ensuring that your locales were updated and ready. The majority of locales shipping to production launched with all translations complete and ready for people around the world to use their

Mozilla
ORG

accounts in their own language. This is truly a result of your contributions! Now that these changes are live, please do reach out if you notice anything strange as you go about using your

Mozilla
ORG

account.


Mozilla.org
PERSON

Since the last report, a few changes have landed in this project. In addition to the global change from

Firefox
ORG

account(s) to

Mozilla
ORG

account(s), the team also began to simplify the references to

third
ORDINAL

party brand names. The names are no longer inside a placeholder. This change will make it easier to translate long strings with many brand names, all too common in this project. Only

Mozilla
ORG

brands and product names will be coded in the placeholder. During this transition period, you will see a mixture of both. As we update a page or add a new page, the new approach will be applied.

A few new pages were added too. These are pages with file names ending in “-2023” or “-2”, replacing the older versions which will soon be removed from

Pontoon
ORG

. If you are working on these pages, make sure you are working on the new versions, not the old ones.

Relay Website

In the last report, we shared with you the news of migrating a few relay.firefox.com pages to

mozilla.org
CARDINAL

. The migration was complete which resulted in opening up

Relay
PRODUCT

specific pages to more locales. However, an internal decision has been made that these pages should remain on the current

Relay
PRODUCT

product site and not move to

mozilla.org
CARDINAL

.

We regret that the reversal of this decision came soon after the migration. We are having internal discussions around how we can better communicate changes in the future so that we can minimize the impact to our community volunteers.

The

Mozilla.org
ORG

and

Relay
PRODUCT

teams will work closely with the l10n team to migrate the content back to the existing product site. All the work you have done will be stored in

Pontoon
ORG

. The l10n team will make its best effort to preserve the history of each of the translated strings. For the locales that didn’t opt in to the

Relay
PRODUCT

Website project but participated in the localization of the pages on

mozilla.org
CARDINAL

, we encourage you to consider opting in on the

Relay
PRODUCT

project if the community is interested and has the bandwidth.

What’s new or coming up in

SUMO

Firefox Review Checker Sprint
ORG

is happening as we launched Firefox 119. Please check out the sprint wiki to get know more about the detail.

Firefox Account transition to

Mozilla
ORG

account. What you need to know as a SUMO contributor?

The content team at

SUMO
ORG

is utilizing

Bugzilla
PRODUCT

to collect content requests from other teams. If you’re contributing to content at

SUMO
ORG

, please check out this best practices for

Bugzilla
PRODUCT

tickets.

What’s new or coming up in

Pontoon

Light Theme
ORG

We are excited to announce that we have incorporated a light theme into

Pontoon
WORK_OF_ART

. The theme selector is available in

two
CARDINAL

places:

Settings Page: Directly select the light theme.

User Profile Menu: Click on the profile icon (top right) and choose the light theme.

Newly published localizer facing documentation

We have added documentation on how to use the theme selector feature to access the light theme in the settings page and user profile menu.

Events

We are hosting an

L10n
PRODUCT

Fireside chat

mid-November
DATE

(date and time TBD). It will be live and recorded here. We are interested in your questions and topics! Please submit them in this form, or reach out directly to delphine at mozilla dot com if you prefer.

Want to showcase an event coming up that your community is participating in? Contact us and we’ll include it.

Friends of the Lion

We started a series called “

Localizer Spotlight
WORK_OF_ART

” and have published

two
CARDINAL

already. Do you know someone who should be featured there? Let us know here!

Also, do someone in your l10n community who’s been doing a great job and should appear in this section? Contact us and we’ll make sure they get a shout-out!

Useful Links

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