Twitter suspends translation project

Twitter has updated its Translation Community website page and announced that they have completed the website translation in Japanese, Spanish, Italian, French and German. The micro-blogging company also announced that although they may translate Twitter into additional languages, they are not presently working on translation of Twitter to any other languages. If anyone knows the reason for this, please let us know.

Twitter started the translation project in October 2009, enlisting a worldwide community of Twitter users to crowdsource the translation work; click here to read a previous GTS Blog post about that.

Twitter users can set their language preferences in their Twitter account Settings panel. The FIGS (French, Italian, German, Spanish) language versions of Twitter can also be accessed through the following URLs: fr.twitter.com, it.twitter.com. de.twitter.com and es.twitter.com. Twitter has registered the Top Level Domains (TLD) for France and Spain (twitter.fr and twitter.es), but the TLDs for Germany and Italy are registered to cyber-squatters.

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