Simple question: Why is the information on Ubuntu.com and Askubuntu.com only available in English? Will the official sites ever get translated into other languages, in order to make it more accessible internationally?

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This depends, at least on the askubuntu site on how the developers of the stackexchange network add the code needed for multi language support. In my case and with others that also speak my language (spanish) we try our best to help any spanish speaking user. The same goes for other members that help with other languages. –  Luis Alvarado Sep 12 '13 at 19:10
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I've helped Polish, Brazilians, Frenchs, I think that a Greek, and several in spanish before D: –  Braiam Sep 13 '13 at 3:17
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Ubuntu.com is just in English becase there are LoCo websites. See e.g. the website of the Italian LoCo Team: ubuntu-it.org –  Andrea Corbellini Sep 14 '13 at 8:23

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We can't really answer the question of Ubuntu.com seeing as that is run by a totally different set of people (Canonical). Whether or not this site gets support for other languages is solely up to the parent company, Stack Exchange, and only likely to happen if the entire platform gets multi-language support.

In any case, the main hurdle will be having enough people to support the site in their language. If both of these criteria are fulfilled (S.E. implementing the support and us having enough active community members to make it work), then there would be nothing stopping it :)

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There is StackOverflow in Arabic already! –  Braiam Sep 13 '13 at 18:17

About Ask Ubuntu , there is already a blueprint pending approval for the translation - localization in other languages. See here.. So be patient and eventually the project will be approved and the localization will begin. I participate there for the translation in my native language (GR), you can participate too. You need a Launchpad account to click the subscribe button and from that time you will be informed via e-mail of any change to the project.

About Ubuntu.com site, I've found this project, but it seems frozen. You can open a bug in Launchpad against this, if you want.

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There are seperate sites for other languages. For example, for Dutch:

http://www.ubuntu-nl.org

http://vraag.ubuntu-nl.org

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