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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Apparently there are over 6,000 languages spoken in the world and TweetDeck is only available in one of those, English.  Obviously we’re not being very fair to our friends in far-flung places who would be much more comfortable in their mother tongue.  That’s why we’d like to ask for your help to help us to translate TweetDeck.  As a first step we’d like to get your help to translate TweetDeck into:

  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

If you’d like to volunteer to help us translate TweetDeck into your language please email us at [email protected].  We can’t offer you payment, but we can promise you our eternal gratitude, some TweetDeck freebies and credit for the completed translations on our site.  We’re also happy to provide you with a letter to acknowledge your volunteer work on this project, so you can add this experience to your C.V.

If you’d like to get involved we ask that you be fluent in reading and writing English and your selected translation language. We’ve got very high standards for TweetDeck so we’re afraid that being able to say ‘My name is not gringo…’ in Spanish or having an aunt Susie who once studied Chinese for 2 weeks at school won’t qualify you for this project.

If your language isn’t there and you think it should be don’t worry, this is just the beginning and we’ll be working to make TweetDeck global but local in many languages going forward.  Please be patient with us, we’ll get there but we can’t promise we’ll ever cover all 6,000!