From:  Jeff Beatty <>
Date:  24 Jun 2014 06:02:38 Hong Kong Time

Re: Firefox desktop in Vietnamese needs updating


Hi Duong,

Great to hear from you again.
El 6/17/14 9:36 p.m., Nguyễn Hà Dương escribió:
> Hi Jeff,
> El 06/17/2014 06:45 PM, Jeff Beatty escribió:
>> Hello Vietnamese l10n team,
>> Hope you are well. I've noticed that your community localization work on
>> Firefox desktop has become inactive for many releases. With each
>> unlocalized release, the Firefox user experience becomes progressively
>> worse, ultimately resulting in their abandoning Firefox in general. Your
>> locale currently has %number users on Firefox desktop. The usage trend
>> is currently downward.
> Thanks for the heads-up.  Occasionally I did check Locamotion[1] and
> still saw some new translations updated but the last sign-off was at
> Firefox 24[2].  Was that because we didn't get critical strings
> translated on time?
Yes, as you can see here 
all of the directories listed above the "Developer" directory should be 
considered a high-priority. Especially user1 and user2 strings.
>> I'm interested in learning what the current state of the l10n team is
>> and how I can help the team update Firefox desktop. I'm interested in
>> learning what the level of motivation is within the community, what
>> challenges it may be facing, and if there is currently a plan to update
>> Firefox desktop.
>> Please let us know if this is a commitment your l10n team is willing and
>> able to make and how I might be able to support you. I look forward to
>> hearing from you.
> Currently there are a few of us (Hai and me; with Thanh only does
> translation work) who are monitoring issue tracker and do some
> occasional translations.  We have been lacking motivation for a while.
> In my opinion, the biggest challenge is that people are not really
> interested in localization and it's hard to keep them joining
> translation sprints.  Most of the contribution now is now done by some
> individuals, not the team as a whole.  We haven't had any plan to update
> Firefox desktop yet but I would personally like to keep it going.
I see. Keeping up the motivation can be very difficult. What is it about 
localization that you think keeps people from being involved? What can 
the l10n-drivers do to keep you three motivated and continue to make the 
experience worth your time and attention?
> Shall we have a Skype/Hangouts/... session sometimes?  Perhaps having
> active contributors gathered and discussed together to figure out some
> solution would be a good idea?
Yes, I think that is a great idea, if it will be beneficial to the 
community. When works for you?

> [1]
> [2]
> Best regards,
> Duong "Yang"

*Jeff Beatty*
Localization Engineer