# Contributing to the translation of PojavLauncher
For the convenience of translators, we use Crowdin (opens new window).
Anyone can join the project on Crowdin and start translating right now.
# Getting started for newcomers on Crowdin
After you sign up on Crowdin and join the project, you can start translating the strings.
First, on the project page, you should select the language you want to translate PojavLauncher into.
Then, you will see the files to be translated. After the name of each file, you can see the translation progress of that file. The blue bar represents the progress of translated strings, and the green bar represents the progress of approved strings.
Now you can click on the "Translate all" button and you will be moved to the translation editor. But first, Crowdin will suggest you to read useful tips for using the translation editor.
# What to translate and what not to translate?
Things not to translate: PojavLauncher, codes like
<1>, </0>, \n, %s, %.2f, %1$s, %@, arrows like ◀,
- Except for the list above, you can translate anything else.
- Proofreading of the strings is made by the language proofreader. Proofreaders are appointed by @Syjalo. Please don't ask him to approve the strings or appoint somebody as a proofreader. He will choose a suitable candidate in his opinion. Approved or most voted translation suggestions will be added to the launcher.