Help Us Provide Encrypted Email In Your Language

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The ProtonMail Translation Project is a volunteer effort that aims to improve online privacy and security by making ProtonMail available in most of the world’s major languages.

Today marks the official launch of the ProtonMail Translation Project. If your native language is not English and you are interested in having ProtonMail in your native language, you can now sign up as a volunteer in the ProtonMail Translation Project.

Over the next couple months, we will start to translate the major components of ProtonMail, including the website, webmail interface, and our iOS and Android mobile apps. The Translation Project will bring together volunteers from the global ProtonMail community to assist with this effort. If you are interested in helping to translate ProtonMail to your language, you can sign up to be a translator at the following link:

Translator Signup

If you’re selected to help with the translation effort, as a token of our thanks, we’ll be giving out gift cards for the ProtonMail Shop along with coupons to get paid ProtonMail accounts for free. In addition, you’ll also be performing an important public service. Privacy is a universal value, and ProtonMail users come from over 150 countries. Having multilingual support is critically important for our mission of protecting privacy worldwide.

Translators that are selected will be contacted over the next 3 to 6 months as the translation project will proceed in stages. On behalf of the entire community, we would like to express our thanks for your support!

Best Regards,
The ProtonMail Team

About the Author

Jason Stockman

Jason is the Co-Founder of ProtonMail. He works on building ProtonMail's webmail interface and front-end encryption. Jason has 10+ years experience building websites and applications.

 

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12 comments on “Help Us Provide Encrypted Email In Your Language

  • Can users which cannot commit for longer amounts of time (studying) still contribute to the translations when they have some free time?
    Thank you!

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    • Yes, but for consistency reasons, the results are better if there are fewer translators, so people who can contribute less time might be reserved for proofreading and checking. Thanks for your support!

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      • Hello!
        I have quite a lot of time. Perhaps I can even say I can work for as much time as you guys wish someone would per month. So, how much time would that be?

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  • Hi Jason & team – As both a user of your tech as well as someone working for TransPerfect Translations – I’d be happy discussing this project with you. Called the GVA offices earlier, how can I reach you directly? Thanks

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  • Hallo Protonmail-Team,

    I have a Protonmail Plus Account with my own Domain.
    Can I help with proofreading and checking?

    Gruß Hendrik

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  • Hello!

    I think I should have at least seen a prompt telling me that my comment has been successfully submitted and shown when approved by the mods.?

    Thanks and looking forward to hear from you Jason!

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  • I hope you’ll manage to make high-quality translations for a lot of languages. It’s important to have translations that aren’t just technically correct, but also natural and aware of conventions. For example stuff like “Save As…” in an application should always be translated in the same fashion to a certain language, even though there may be different possibilities to translate it correctly. But I’m sure you know this stuff better than I do.

    Availability of other languages will make it easier to promote the service in a certain region, so you should also include languages from countries where ProtonMail isn’t currently very popular into account, because these might be the territories where it could benefit the most from a translated version.

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