Available languagesLynx launcher is currently available in 11 languages:
American English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Although some of these translations were done by a professional translation service provider, we are happy that volunteers from the community also translate Lynx Launcher into their own language or help to correct inaccurate or wrong translations.
They make this application more accessible to a lot of users around the world!
Upcoming languagesCurrently Lynx Launcher is being translated into the following new languages which will be added in the next major update:
- Chinese (Simplified)
Help translateThere are multiple ways, you can help to translate Lynx Launcher into your language or improve its translation.
The easiest way to do so is to use Crowdin. This is a website for crowdsources translations where everyone can contribute to a translation or vote for existing translations to find the best version for a certain text.
You can join the Crowdin project via the following link:
If you do not want create an account, but still want to help translate Lynx Launcher or fix translation errors, you can write an email to email@example.com. Please state into which language you want to translate Lynx Launcher and we will send you the necessary files (xml, csv, docx or ods).
Guidelines and hintsIn some languages, there are two forms to address the user, the formal and informal. For the translations of Lynx Launcher, please use the informal version for the translations. E.g. in German "Du" instead of "Sie".
If you want to use crowdin to translate Lynx Launcher and are new to it, please take a look at the following tutorial:
Crowdin knowledge base: Online Editor
Special textsSome of the translatable texts from Lynx launcher contain special control sequences or placeholder that define how the text will look like inside the app.
Theses texts should not be changed and are important in order to look correct. Some examples are:
- <u>Some Text</u>: This is a formatting information for the text to be underlines, bold or italic
- Swipe %1$s to show all Applications: The "%1$s" text is a placeholder that will be replaced by some other text or number. In this example e.g. "left" or "right"
- \n This text tells the applications that there is a line break.
If you are unsure about a certain text and want to know, how it should be translated, just write an email or take a look at the already existing translation on crowdin.
Request translationsYou can also request for Lynx Launcher to be translated into a new language or to add a new language for translation on crowdin. Just let us know in an email or on crowdin.
Please note: This will not guarantee that the requested translation will be added to Lynx Launcher. Which language will be added depends on how many of the texts have already been translated and how many people can benefit from this translation.