Why we think adding more languages is important 🤔
Momoyoga is on a mission to help people find balance by supporting the practice of yoga. We want to make an impact and help the yoga community. The thing is, our world is a diverse place, not everybody speaks the same language. By achieving a greater impact in the world, and getting more people into yoga, we want to translate our software to as many languages as possible. It's that simple.
Why we can use your help 🙏
We’re doing our best to create a great experience in every language, but this takes time and, unfortunately, translations are never perfect. There can be parts missing, or be improved to fit their context better. Next to that, we’re constantly improving our product and adding new features for our yoga community. With your help, we can create a perfect online yoga experience for people all over the world.
How can I start contributing?
Step 1: Get an invitation from Momoyoga to contribute
Feel free to take part in the effort of making Momoyoga available in as many languages as possible. You can send us a message and we’ll invite you to become a part of the international Momoyoga community. Our team and the yoga community will be forever grateful.
Step 2: Create your Weblate account
Weblate is the online translation tool we use for editing and adding new translations. You do not need any experience with this tool, and it’s no rocket science to learn. You don’t have to install anything on your computer. You can access it through your browser.
After contacting us for contributing, we’ll send you an invite by email. In the email, you can click on the link to confirm your registration. After agreeing to the terms of Weblate, you can click Submit and create a password.
If you get a red notification when opening the link in the email, your invitation has expired. Please let us know, and we’ll send a new invite to your email address.
Step 3: Add your language
After creating your account and password, you can immediately add your language. Add your language in the Translated languages field and click Save.
You can always add or change your language later, by clicking on Languages in the header, click Manage translated languages and add a language.
Step 4: Translate or edit text
Click in the header on Projects > Momoyoga. From here, you can click on the green Languages button and choose your language.
On this page, you see all the components of Momoyoga. You can see for each component how far it’s translated. A green checkmark ✅ means everything is translated.
By clicking on a component, you can start contributing. For example, Momoyoga Backend. Now you can start translating by clicking on Strings needing actions. Those are the words that need to be checked and/or translated.
On this page, the magic happens. After you translated the text, you can click Save (1) and the next translation in line will appear. You can also go to the next or previous individually by clicking the left or right buttons (2). That's it!
If you have any questions about translations or context, please let us know. We're more than happy to help!
Frequently asked questions
What are those %-symbols in the text?
Everything starting with a %-symbol is a variable. Variables don’t need to be translated. Momoyoga replaces those variables in the software with a name, time, or date. For example, ‘Thank you for attending %lessonTitle% on %lessonDate%’ becomes in the software ‘Thank you for attending Hatha Yoga on 12/12/2020’.
What are those <strong> in the text?
Sometimes we want to make things bold. We do this by adding some code, or HTML tags. For example, ‘Thank you for attending <strong>%lessonTitle%</strong>’. The <strong> part is the HTML tag. You can copy these to your translations as well. In the example, the result in Momoyoga will look like this: ‘Thank you for attending Hatha Yoga’.