Translating Facebook to Persian

June 19, 2009 at 7:51 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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More from Nico:

Just got an email from a PR person:

As people around the world share news and information around the recent Iranian election on Facebook, hundreds of Persian speaking Facebook users have helped to create a Persian language translation of the site.

The language translation is now live, and users with their Internet browsers set to Persian will automatically be directed to the Persian version of Facebook.

From a Facebook blog post that will go up later tonight:

Persian was already in translation before worldwide attention turned to the Iranian elections, but because of the sudden increase in activity we decided to launch it sooner than planned. This means that the translation isn’t perfect, but we felt it was important to help more people communicate rather than wait.If your browser is set to Persian, you should automatically see the Persian version of Facebook. If you’d like to change your language into Persian, go here, or click on the “Settings” link in the upper-right corner of any page and then go to the “Language” tab. You then can select the language you want from the drop-down menu. …

We could not have made this happen so quickly without the more than 400 Persian speakers who submitted thousands of individual translations of the site. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. If you speak Persian or any language not yet completely translated, you can help as well by using the Translations application

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