No, they don't get paid by Transifex. Professional translators are paid by the company they work for.
If you’re looking to translate a public project on Transifex, check out our Getting Started Guide for Translators.
If you’re looking to translate a private project, please contact the Project’s Maintainers and ask them to invite you to the team that’s translating the project.
Requests to add a new language to a project are not always accepted. This is a decision made by the project's Maintainers and may have happened for a number of reasons. Here are some common ones:
- A project maintainer decided to not support that language due to the lack of interest in the product from users who speak that language.
- There were not enough translators who volunteered to translate the project to that language.
- Another variant of that language is already in the project. In this case, a project maintainer might want to avoid translating the project to two similar languages, e.g. Danish and Danish (Denmark).
If you would still like to request a language be added, or better understand why the request was not accepted, please message the Project Maintainer or Organization Administrator directly.
Transifex lets you watch (follow) projects you're working on and get notified whenever one of these events happen:
- A new source file is added.
- An existing source file has been updated.
- A source file has been deleted.
To watch a project, select it from your dashboard and click the Watch icon in the header, above the Translate or Live button.
Can I use a language that is different from the source language as an intermediary when translating?
Yes, you can. To see how, please refer to our article on tools in the Editor.
The editor filter operator acts as a logical 'AND' statement. So, for example when you search for strings with the following criteria:
- translated:no (it returns all the untranslated strings)
- proofread:no (it returns all the translated strings that haven't been proofread yet)
the system tries to find the intersection of those two sets and as a result, no strings are returned.
But if you apply the following filters, for example:
- issue:open (it returns all the strings with open issues)
the system will return all the untranslated strings with at least one open issue.