Zanata – Version 1.5!

The spiffy new version of the Zanata Translation Management system is now ready and has been released.

Besides a new look with Zanata’s purple theme, this version packs in a punch with loads of exciting new features in the translation editor interface and several important bug fixes. Translators can now use status filters on the strings, run validation checks and get more out of the improved Translation Memory system with more efficient translation matches, text highlights and shortcut keys. Package Maintainers can now choose to deprecate projects and iterations that are no longer relevant. Significant improvements have been made to the Zanata Python and Maven clients. The latter now allows projects with multiple modules to share a configuration file. A complete list of the new features and known issues in this release is available in the Release Notes.

The two Zanata instances have also been upgraded to the new version. – Zanata’s main translation instance, uses the Fedora Account System as an openid authentication – JBoss Translation instance, needs a JBoss account

A list of all the projects hosted on these two instances can be seen by clicking on Project from the Start Page.

Translators and other users can subscribe to the Zanata-Users mailing list to communicate with the team and also visit the Zanata Home page for updated information. Bugs can be filed through the Red Hat Bugzilla and if you think that you’d like to help fix it as well feel free to dive in.

Happy Translating! – Now Live!

Booya! is now live.

Zanata is an open-source translation manager that enables a community of translators to work on localising software and documentation using nothing more than a web browser. is a hosted instance of Zanata that is now open for software and documentation projects who want to get their strings translated, for free! A huge shout out to Red Hat, who are providing the hosting for the instance.

Software and documentation project maintainers can push and pull the strings to using a python command line tool (can be scripted or incorporated in a build chain) or a maven plugin.

Translators can contribute translations using nothing more than a web browser.

Zanata started out to meet Red Hat’s software localization needs, and is now being developed as an open source project. Visit the project website at for more information on the project and access to the documentation.

And visit to sign up for an account and give it a test drive.