Managing translations

Adding new translations

Weblate can add new translations to your translation components when there is a configured Template for new translations (see Component configuration), or when your file format doesn’t require a template (for most monolingual files it is okay to start with blank files).

Weblate can be configured to automatically add a translation when requested by a user or to send notification to project admins for approval and manual processing. This can be done using Start new translation in Component configuration. The project admins can still start translation within Weblate even if the contact form is shown for regular users.

Alternatively you can add the files manually to the VCS. Weblate will automatically detect new languages which are added to the VCS repository and will make them available for translation. This makes adding new translations incredibly easy:

  1. Add the translation file to VCS.
  2. Let Weblate update the repository (usually set up automatically, see Updating repositories).