The Localization Team

The goal of the localization team is to provide and maintain the services to make TYPO3 core and extensions available in as many languages as possible.

What we do:

We help to make the localization process as smooth as possible. We take part in helping with errors and bugs in Crowdin or TYPO3 core related to localization. We help developers create projects on the Crowdin server. And we maintain the localization ecosystem.

What we don’t do:

The localization team does not participate in the actual translation work. The team does not get involved in discussions about labels, grammar, spelling, etc. We don't help extension developers make their extension localizable. Members of the localization team may be involved in these processes, of course, but outside the team.

Contact us

The best way to reach out is in the Slack #typo3-localization-team channel.

Register for Slack

Or write us an email at localization(at)

Do you want to participate?

We're a small team with big ambitions. We can always use more help, so if you would like to join us, please consider which area you would like to contribute to.

As a translator?

Please read the documentation on how the translation process works. It's easy to get started, but there are a few prerequisites.

As a developer?

If you're an extension developer and want to make your new extension available in many languages (or extend an existing extension), please read about localizing extensions in the documentation.

As a team member?

If you would like to join us, please contact us. We work on all technical levels and can always use a helping hand.

Join us today and help make TYPO3 the best CMS in ANY language!

Peter Kraume

Team lead

Abdulhamid Kwieder

Team co-lead

Preben Rather Sørensen

Georg Ringer

Xavier Perseguers

Josef Glatz

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    Categories: Localization, Community, TYPO3 CMS
    Created by Peter Kraume
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  • Translating TYPO3's backend interface using Crowdin

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    Report From the Localization Team (2023)

    Categories: Localization, Community
    Created by Peter Kraume
    Last year was marked by the revitalization of the Localization Team. We re-established regular meetings and started working on a number of issues, including decommissioning the old translation infrastructure with Pootle, which had become obsolete since the switch to Crowdin.
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    Created by Abdulhamid Kwieder
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    Shutdown of the Pootle Translation Server

    Categories: Localization, Development, TYPO3 CMS, Public Service Announcement
    Created by Peter Kraume
    Crowdin has been our default translation server for quite some time. We have now decommissioned the infrastructure that supported the old Pootle translation server — here is how it impacts you.
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    TYPO3 Fully Translated to Arabic

    Categories: Community, TYPO3 CMS, Localization
    Created by Felicity Brand
    Community member Abdulhamid Kwieder recently shared on the TYPO3 Slack that he has completed the translation of the entire content of the TYPO3 backend to the Arabic language.
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    Extension Repository Shows Localization Status

    Categories: Development, Community, Localization
    Created by Georg Ringer
    The TYPO3 Extension Repository now includes the status of translations for extensions drawn from Crowdin. This is an exciting development because TYPO3 is an international community. Previously, it was difficult to find out the status of translation for particular extensions, and now it is publicly available for all users to see.
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    Created by Georg Ringer
    The multilingual backend has always been a great benefit of TYPO3. Whether you’re French, German, or English-speaking, having the editing and administrative user interface in a language you understand means you can work faster and more confidently. After a long history with Pootle, TYPO3 is moving on to Crowdin, to take translation to the next level.
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