Join Fedora Translation community

Become a member of Fedora Translation community by following these steps.

Create a FAS account

Subscribe to Fedora Translation Project mailing list

Log into the Fedora mailing lists site at using your FAS account credentials. Then, find the Fedora Translation Project mailing list and subscribe using your personal email address. Do not use the alias, as it could be not active yet, and because you are unable to send email from the address.

News, updates, and discussion about translations, team coordination, etc. are shared through on the mailing list. It is a key part to how we communicate. It is usually low traffic list.

Post a self-introduction

Say hello and introduce yourself to the team! Post a self-introduction to the mailing list and tell us a little about yourself.

Not sure what to say? Answer these questions to start:

  • Why are you interested in contributing to Fedora?

  • Why are you interested in contributing to Translations?

  • What is your native language? Do you know other languages?

  • If you’re involved with other things in Fedora, what are/were you working on?

  • Do you have any experience in open source or online communities? If so, what?

  • What parts of the L10n/G11n/Tranlsation project are interesting to you?

  • Do you have any questions for us? How can we help you get started?

Apply for l10n FAS group sponsorship

This is not a mandatory step, but it could be helpful.

Login to Fedora Account System and search the l10n FAS group, then apply for the sponsorship.

You can find more information about FAS in this Ask Fedora post.

Register on Weblate

Weblate is the online translation platform used by the Fedora Community.

If you find wiki pages, documents and articles talking about Zanata, take into account that they could be outdated.

To register, log in at the login page with your Fedora Account System (FAS) credentials.

Join our IRC chat

Fedora uses the Libera Chat IRC network for instant messaging and communication.

Short discussions and planning happen in the #fedora-l10n channel.

Never used IRC before? See the Beginner’s Guide to IRC on the Fedora Magazine. Additionally, you can connect temporarily in a chat session in your browser via Libera web chat. However, if you want to stay connected even when you are not online, consider using Riot as your IRC client.

Make your first steps on Fedora

See Make your first steps in Fedora for more info.

Start on a task

Just log in to Weblate and start translating!

Further steps

A community is a group of people. Working alone is not always too funny. Look for other people in your region and of your own language, join a language team if it is active, or think to kick off a new one.

Note: what you can find on the Fedora Wiki about the translation teams it is not always up to date.