Tue 12 Mar 2013 8:56PM

Loomio en Español

N Noelia Public Seen by 157

An idea has been brewing in my head for a wee while now about "Loomio en Español".
I believe it will be an important contribution for Spanish speaking communities worldwide and a good stepping stone to incorporating other languages and diversifying Loomio's global reach later down the track.
Loomio is a great tool to include all individuals and encourage them to take more responsibility in decision making. I think it is important to try and tackle language barrier sooner rather than later.
I have been talking to a few of you and am aware of a few very important points you have raised:
1) Aaron explained that before any translations take place the English templates need to be moved to another space to enable Loomio in other languages. I am happy to help Aaron action this, and he has agreed to teach me - John has also said he could be a support person if I need his help.
2) Alanna was concerned about the language, I am happy to sit down with a few of you to talk about the wording you've chosen to explain the concept of Loomio and why, and understand in more detail.
3) What will happen afterwards? I am keen to be a connection with the Spanish speaking world and Loomio :)


Dennis Lindner Tue 12 Mar 2013 9:05PM

Hey there,

let me know if you guys need any help with translations or other language issues (German too...)

I think it is a great idea to have Loomio in several languages and it would get me back into the "Loomio loop".

Dale pa´ lante...

Un saludo,

  • D.

Sophie Jerram Tue 12 Mar 2013 9:06PM

Si si, brilliant idea given the huge spanish speaking population. I have a Spanish friend who might be willing to help us with the userbility.


Robert Guthrie Tue 12 Mar 2013 9:24PM

Wonderful! A nice thing about Rails is that translations are supported from the start. Doing the first translation is a bit harder than a subsequent one but it's still not that hard. It also does not hold up other features much.


Alanna Irving Tue 12 Mar 2013 9:47PM

I am really excited about this!! Thank you @noelia . I think we should use this process with Spanish to learn how to do translation/localization well so we can also do more languages in the future.

I think you should go for it and start working with Aaron/John on number 1, and a few of us should get together soon to discuss number 2 with you.


Noelia Tue 12 Mar 2013 9:49PM

Yay! I got the job! ;)


Simon Tegg Tue 12 Mar 2013 10:16PM

Yeah, I think there's massive potential in the Spanish-speaking world.


Stacco Troncoso Tue 12 Mar 2013 10:57PM

It's a great idea. My group is based in Spain and while we get by perfectly well (the interface is so clean that it doesn't need any grand explanations on how to use it) it'd be great to have non-English speakers be able to grasp it straight away.


Benjamin Knight Wed 13 Mar 2013 9:01AM

Thanks so much for kicking this off @noelia! Super exciting!


Francisco George PP-ES Wed 13 Mar 2013 9:43AM

@noelia The Spanish Pirate Party joined loomio a few weeks ago and we wish to collaborate in a spanish translation of Loomio. Please keep us informed Noelia.


iacocoba Wed 13 Mar 2013 2:53PM

Hola aquí desde Madrid colaborando desde el partido equo,
! Un abrazo lo que quieran podemos ayudar!

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