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This document provides guidelines for translating Remember The Milk. If you have any questions about translations, please post on the translation forum.

1. Tone

Remember The Milk in English is written in a friendly, casual style. You do not need to translate literally or word-for-word, but where possible please try to preserve a friendly tone with your translation.

2. Proper Names

Proper names or product names do not need to be translated. Examples of these include "Atom" and "iCalendar".

3. Dates and Times

Please translate any examples of dates and times into your language (users will be able to enter due dates and other dates/times in their own language instead of English).

4. Placeholders

Some of the messages that you will be translating contain placeholders (pieces of text that will automatically be replaced with other pieces of text).

What do placeholders look like?

Placeholders are capitalized and surrounded by {} brackets. The following are examples of messages containing placeholders (shown in orange to make them easier to see):

Sharing {TASK_NUM} tasks.

{FIRST_NAME} ({EMAIL}) has been invited to join {RTM}!

How do I handle placeholders in my translation?

All placeholders in a message must be preserved in the translation according to these rules:

  1. All placeholders in the original message must appear in the translation.
  2. They must be spelled and capitalized exactly as they appear in the original.
  3. They must preserve their relationship with the surrounding text.

5. Corrections

Translating Remember The Milk is a collaborative effort – several translators may work on the same language. To help ensure a consistent and high quality translation for each language, we encourage you to correct mistakes or offer improved translations. You can do this by choosing to 'Edit existing translations', and providing a reason for your correction (we manually check corrections).