The vision of the Joomla Project includes "people around the world using their preferred languages." Translation of the language in the Joomla core files, the help screens and documentation along with other tasks such as working with the Development Team to meet the needs of diverse language communities all help to achieve this. This Translation and Localization Policy is intended to embody that vision while creating a worldwide community that is rewarding and enjoyable to participate in and that maintains the trust of its users. It builds on the core values of the Project which are: freedom, equality, trust, community, collaboration and usability.

Translation and Localization Policy

Only Joomla Translation Teams will have their work listed on and related sites and hosted on the Joomla Translation Common Repository.

The Joomla Translation Team Agreement sets the terms for being accepted and continuing as a Joomla Translation Team. The decision to accept or continue recognition of a Joomla Translation Team is taken by the Joomla Translation Coordination Team which is composed of volunteer members drawn from the current local translation coordinators. The Joomla Translation Coordination Team works under the general oversight of the Joomla Production WG Leadership.

The Joomla Translation Team Agreement is considered accepted when the local Translation Coordinator is granted access to the Joomla Translation Team Forum.

By accepting this Joomla Translation Team Agreement, you agree that breaking of any of the terms will lead to the agreement being cancelled. This means:

  • The Translation Team will be removed from the Joomla Translation Team Forum
  • All listings on and related sites will be removed.
  • You will no longer be entitled to use the badge or refer to your team as a Joomla Translation Team.

Joomla! Translation Team Agreement