Find is translated by the community. Want to help? Get started with the Translation Dashboard!
After signing up, head to the Translation Dashboard. You should see something like this:
Click whichever language you’d like to work with. You should then see 2 files:
Feel free to start with whichever. After selecting one, you’ll see the translation editor:
This is where you can enter translations. When you’re done, hit “Save” and I’ll review it. That’s about it!
Here’s an example of what you’ll see for each word to translate.
The string identifier uses dot syntax and represents where the word appears in the app.
Some words like “Add” or “Cancel” appear all over the place, so they’ll be prefixed with Shared (e.x. Shared.Add).
If you need extra context or have any questions, ping me in the #general-find channel in the Discord server.
Some sentences have nested variables that are populated on-the-fly. For these, just include the original variable token in your translated string.
Phrases like x followers need to account for cases where x is one. These types of sentences are stored in Localizable.stringsdict and their identifiers will always start with Plural.
Here you can enter separate translations for One or Other forms.
Note: There’s a bunch of %#@variable@ template strings that I couldn’t get rid of. You can ignore them.
Find v3 is released with 10 LANGUAGES!!!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Uploaded the first batch of strings for Find v3.0.
iOS 16 will introduce text search in Photos, which makes the current version of Find almost useless (I got sherlocked 😢). So, I’m working on Find v3.0 right now. In about 3 weeks I’ll have the base foundation done. (Sneak peeks on my Twitter). Thanks to those who’ve signed up already!
I’m still working on gathering all the strings in the app. I should be done in a couple days. In the meantime, join the Discord server?
The translation dashboard is already set up (translations are managed through Crowdin) but I haven’t uploaded anything to translate yet. You can still sign up for an account though!