Last week, Opentranslators - A Joomla Community project bringing translators and developers together to localize extensions - had two occasions to celebrate. And they both involve the number "2". Curious to know what they've been celebrating?
The first reason for celebrating is that the project celebrated it's 2nd birthday in August. This marks their official arrival on the Joomla stage - which was applauded by many people in the community.
A lot of things can happen in two years, which is underlined by the second "Big 2" the project celebrated in August. The translation project, which has opened it's doors for everyone willing and able to translate their favorite extensions, has grown expansively since it's start in 2011. Starting from less than five translators at launch, their numbers have grown to over 2,000 volunteers dedicating their time to a common cause. Their numbers are growing daily, with an average of three new volunteers (and peaks of up to 15) joining their rank, per day, making Opentranslators one of the biggest community projects in Joomla's history. It also makes them one of the biggest projects on Transifex, which they use for translations.
It goes without saying that Opentranslators has come a long way, thanks to the volunteers and their passion for Joomla and localizing it into their own language.
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