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Thanks from Blockly!1320:59, 8 December 2013

Thanks from Blockly!

I see you're doing a marathon job translating Blockly. Thank you! Please let me know if you have any questions. I've added you to our credits page. Please let me know if you'd like to be listed differently.

Ellen Spertus (talk)01:20, 28 November 2013

I have an interest in localizing programming environments for kids/beginners, which I then introduce to my students (and 7 grandchildren)! I have translated Kodu Game Lab and Small Basic from Microsoft (and been a part of the Microsoft Office and Windows translation teams). Blockly seems to be an interesting addition.

Reason I am writing is that I had an issue today: I had saved about 35% of the Icelandic translation of Blockly, then continued today and was up to 80% when the translatewiki environment let me down in a big way. None of my translations today was saved!

It seems that because I had left the page open all night I lost my login, yet the page seemed to accept and save each translation (I could go back to earlier translations). At the start I was wondering if I might have been logged out, but since I could save each translation I assumed I was still logged in.

At the end of my session I clicked one of the tabs at the top and up popped a rather vague message that I had some unsaved translations. I checked and saw the translation box was open and assumed that was causing the popup. So I OK'ed the popup. When I checked back all my day's work was gone :o( . Foul! Anyway, sadder but wiser I will try to finish the translation another day. By the way, is it possible to translate the help pages / documentation as well?

Regards Jon Georgsson

Jonbg (talk)01:08, 29 November 2013

Oh no! I'll file a support request to see if your information can be recovered.

Certainly, we'd be happy for you to translate the help pages and documentation.

Thank you so much!

Ellen Spertus (talk)04:23, 29 November 2013

You're amazing! I see you've translated all of Icelandic Blockly. Thanks for your incredible work!

Do you know about They are sponsoring an international Hour of Code, and I am sure they would welcome your translation help. Don't retranslate any core Blockly messages. I'll be transferring those over.

Ellen Spertus (talk)03:59, 30 November 2013

Thank you for your kind words. And thanks for the tip about I'll have a look at it. regarding the Blockly documentation, could you give me some pointers (e.g. urls) to useful material?

Best regards Jon

Jonbg (talk)12:55, 30 November 2013

Here is the English-language Blockly documentation.

Here's the response to your translatewiki issue.

Do you have a Google+ account I can reference when I announce the Icelandic translation?

Thanks again!

Ellen Spertus (talk)23:45, 30 November 2013

Regarding I see some other translators have been translating the Blockly core in their own fashion. I have ignored the core module on your advice but have proofread all the other modules and they are 100% approved.

Will you still be using my translation at translatewiki to overwrite the translations at

Regards Jon

Jonbg (talk)23:50, 7 December 2013

I have submitted your translation to the folks at, who control, but they seem not to have incorporated it. :-( I don't have the authority to do more than that. I'll leave it to your judgment whether to overwrite them yourself through the interface.

Ellen Spertus (talk)03:54, 8 December 2013