For a list of translators, see If your name is missing, please contact us.

How to translate

Translations are handled on the Launchpad translations page.

To get started:

Once your translations have been approved, they will be merged into Nicotine+’s GitHub repository, at the very latest before a new Nicotine+ release.

More on translation

Nicotine+ will try to autodetect your language based on what locale you’re using.

For testing purposes Nicotine+ can be forced to use a specific language. You can do it by setting your locale before starting Nicotine+, e.g.:

Nicotine+ will first try to find your translation files in your project folder. It’s particularly useful for testing translations from the git source tree or if your are using Python virtualenv framework.

To use translations when running Nicotine+ from your project folder, you first need to generate .mo files by running

python3 build

The files will be located in the mo folder.

If Nicotine+ doesn’t find the .mo files in your project folder, it will fall back to searching in your system locale path which is OS specific. A GNU/Linux distribution package will put them in the system locale path.

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