Twitter celebrated its first non-English launch in April 2008 with the release of Twitter in Japanese. In November 2009, Twitter launched it’s second and third languages: Spanish and French. Last week Twitter was launched in Dutch and Indonesian, therefore now Twitter has been fully translated into eleven languages.Dutch and Indonesian were the first languages to be fully translated by community volunteers using Twitter Translation Center. Volunteers translate twitter.com, support pages, desktop and mobile applications — everything except the Tweets. Then, a select group of the most active translators work closely with the team at Twitter to maintain localized versions of the service. Twitter community has 200,000 translators and counting. The localization process for Dutch and Indonesian took just one month. This new process will be used to translate Twitter into many more languages. Next up: Filipino and Malay. Visit the Translation Center to contribute to Twitter’s localization efforts.
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