Translation Assistance Plugin

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Plugin ID translation Changes In Latest Release
Since Latest Release
Latest Release
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Jan 07, 2014
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n/a (id: jglick)
Usage Installations 2013-Apr 57352
2013-May 58760
2013-Jun 59371
2013-Jul 62839
2013-Aug 63670
2013-Sep 65292
2013-Oct 69431
2013-Nov 69274
2013-Dec 67749
2014-Jan 72536
2014-Feb 74166
2014-Mar 78225

This plugin adds an additional dialog box in every page, which enables people to contribute localizations for the messages they are seeing in the current page. This reduces the barrier of entry to localization, and by showing messages in the context of a page, it should also improve the quality of the translation.

How does it work?

Browse any page of Jenkins, and you'll see a link in the footer section that opens the translation dialog.

Click this link, and you'll see an inline dialog box.

Choose the locale that you'd like to contribute, then type the translation text. The message follows the format of MessageFormat, and in particular,

  1. Markers like "{0}" and "{1}" represent the arguments
  2. Single quote (') needs to be escaped as two single-quote ('')
    Your name allows us to recognize your contributions and bypass manual review, especially when you've been contributing in the past. So do supply some unique string, even if it's not your real name.

    If you have an administrative access to the Jenkins instance, your contributions will be reflected right away — just reload the page to see the effect. (If you do not have the access, your changes won't be reflected to the running instance for security reasons, but nonetheless they are sent to the Jenkins server.)

Your contributions are also sent to the Jenkins project for inclusion in future versions of Jenkins.

Participating more to the localization effort

If you'd like to involve more deeply with the localization effort, please drop us a note at Also see Internationalization.

Change Log

Version 1.11 (Jan 07, 2014)
  • updated some translations or labels (French, Portuguese, Norwegian, Chinese Traditional, Telugu)
  • do not allow Afrikaans to be the default language
  • do not show footer to anonymous users without read permission
  • fixed overlapping popup window
  • attempted to fix an unreproducible NPE
Version 1.10 (Nov 06, 2012)
  • Added support for Tamil (ta) (pull #1)
  • Updated Spanish translation of help text
Version 1.9 (Mar 20, 2012)
  • Added support for Faroese (fo)
  • Added support for British English (en_GB)
  • Ensure icon is cached properly, as it is loaded on every page
Version 1.8 (Oct 10, 2011)
Version 1.7 (Aug 29, 2011)
  • Made to work with Jenkins
Version 1.4 (Mar 22, 2010)
  • Localization updates for this plugin
Version 1.3 (Jan 19, 2010)


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