For quite a while, either Japanese or Brazilian Portuguese had been the most translated locales of WordPress.com. Other locales closest to the 90% completion threshold were French (France), German, Spanish (Spain), and Swedish.
But today, 98% of WordPress.com is translated to Romanian with the highest percentage than any other locales.
We were amazed to see the fast progress of the Romanian translation project and found out that Dan Caragea (dancarageact62) has been hard at work. On his own, he translated astonishing 23,613 strings this year. His contribution also includes WordPress.com themes and other projects.
I had a chance to ask Dan a few questions.
What made you decide to work on WordPress.com translation?
I noticed that Romanian WordPress.com translation project was stagnant for a while, even though it’s a platform very much used in my country. On the other hand, I realized that there are quite a few strings fetched directly from WordPress.com on my self-hosted WordPress site such as Jetpack related sections (I’m also one of Global Translation Editors of WordPress.org Romanian).
I began to translate on translate.wordpress.com but nobody validated my translations, so I asked to become a validator and started doing it alone.
Any tips you want to share with fellow translators?
No tips, just hard work, with a daily goal. It was maybe a personal bet: Romanian translation to have a share of over 90% by the end of year.
But to my joy, I reached the target earlier with a percentage that I never imagined when I started.
What do you use WordPress for?
Now I use a self-hosted WordPress for my blog.
We would like to congratulate Dan for achieving an impressive milestone. He inpired us by showing that dedicated hard work and setting small (daily) goals can make a big difference over time.
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