Public Lab Research note

Step 1: Join Public Lab's Transifex project

by liz | October 26, 2016 19:24 26 Oct 19:24 | #13652 | #13652

This is the very first activity for translating the website into different languages using Transifex. After completing this activity, you will know how to find's project on Transifex, and join to translate into an existing language or request to start a new language translation project.

1. Navigate to the URL for our project on Transifex: description

2. Click the blue button "help translate Public Lab"image description

3. This will take you to a fairly normal signup page (, notice that you can also use an existing account you might have on github, google, or linkedin. Go through the signup process, activating your account through your email.

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4. Once you are logged in on Transifex, it provides the option to join an existing organization or create a new one, but the fastest way to find our project is to go to this link:

5. See the same page shown in the first screenshot, but now with more options, notably a blue button that says "Join Team" or tiny text under the list of languages that reads "Request Language". Here's how to decide what to click:

--> If you already see the language you want to translate into, click the blue button "Join Team" and choose the language you'd like.

--> If your language is not listed, click the tiny blue text to "Request Language," choose a language, then Refresh the page. This triggers an email alert to myself and a couple other people, but also do feel free to leave us a comment right here on this note so that we know to go into the system and add your language. Once we add your requested language, this will trigger an email to you directly with "Join Team" button -> click it and you're in!

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5. This is the end of this activity, look out for the next one about actually translating on Transifex

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This is great!

Is french of interest too?

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Anything that people are interested in is of interest! If you are motivated, request to add French on Transifex and i'll approve it right away.

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