Internationalization and Localization

Debian wiki's internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n) portal.

Debian has many services, softwares, interfaces and infrastructures to handle the complexity of its operations. Most of these mechanisms were built using English as the primary (and many times, the only) language. In order to cope with its "universal operating system" motto, many efforts are made to internationalize, localize and translate all possible interfaces:

Localization fronts

This is an incomplete list of what is being localized in Debian. It should be useful to anyone interested in finding more information about specific areas of work:

Infrastructure support


These are meetings which cover the Debian project as a whole. For specific languages or teams, see the Localization teams below.


Extremadura Meetings: 2008, 2007, 2006.

Localization teams

Debian I18n Team and contacts

Wiki pages

Mailing lists

Language Support Improvements

Past works

These sections were put together for historical purposes.





See also

Wiki pages

List of English pages related to i18n/l10n in Debian:

CategoryPortal CategoryLocalization CategoryTeams