Localization Lab Community Updates: July 10, 2018

Community Events

Localization Lab Community Meeting

Mark your calendars! We will be hosting another community meeting this Thursday, July 12th at 13:00 UTC and would love to hear from new and returning voices in the community. The meeting will be held on Jitsi Meet.

This is an opportunity to ask questions, bring up concerns, make suggestions and propose projects that you think will move the Localization Lab community forward. It is also an opportunity to interact with fellow contributors and put voices to usernames.

Please feel free to suggest topics for discussion in the open notes document.

Even if you are not able to attend, feel free to add topics and questions that you would like us to cover in the meeting.

SecureDrop Community Meeting

From the SecureDrop Forum:

The SecureDrop Community meeting is the best way to get a quick overview of what happened in the past month. It also is the time for everyone to connect, ask for help and announce their intention to do something new.


Project Updates

Surveillance Self-Defense Guides

At a recent Localization Sprint, Khmer and Bahasa Indonesia-speaking groups localized the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Surveillance Self-Defense guides for Signal Android and Signal iOS in addition to localizing updates to Signal Android, iOS and Desktop.

Want to take a look at the draft guides? There are available to view below. Feel free to provide feedback so that we can incorporate it prior to finalizing the guides once we are able to include localized screenshots!

How-to: Use Signal on iOS [Bahasa Indonesia] [Khmer]

How-to: Use Signal on Android [Bahasa Indonesia] [Khmer]

Project Needs


Thank you to all of the volunteers that contributed to the Courier project over the past month. As a result of everyone’s efforts, Courier has been translated into 22 languages, with only a couple that still require review (Japanese, Hindi, Tamil).

Courier is now looking for feedback on which news feeds to include in the default feed lists of the localized Courier applications. Have suggestions for feeds that should be included in the default list of news RSS feeds in the following languages? Share them with us!

Arabic, Azerbaijani, Breton, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian (Bokmål), Persian, Portuguese (Brazil), Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Ukrainian

If you speak German, Norwegian (Bokmål), Italian, Hungarian or French there are feed lists available that we would like feedback on that we can pass through Transifex message or via email. Please let us know if you are interested in reviewing the list.