Proposal: Ukrainian Language

Чи можливо буде перекласти інтерфейс цього сайту українською? Те саме, тоді необхідно зробити з довідкою та іншими частинами сайту. Я готовий допомогти з цим. Що треба зробити, щоб інтерфейс був україномовним?

Is it possible to translate site interface into Ukrainian? The same for help pages and other parts of the site. I'm ready to help with this. What should we do to enable interface in Ukrainian?

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AFAIK, interface can only be English.

At least, that comes from information that I had gathered before. Please, look at that chapter in "Stack Exchange" article in Ukrainian Wikipedia (with references), if you understand Ukrainian. In short:

  • At first Stack Exchange allowed creation of non-English sites (this is about both questions/answers and user interface).
  • In 2015 creation of non-English sites was stopped; localized sites are now allowed only for those languages, that already have localized Stack Overflow's (i.e. pt, ja, ru, es); and no new localized Stack Overflow's are going to be created in the nearest time.
  • Language-learning sites are special case in that they allow questions and answers in target language (not just quotes within questions/answers, but questions/answers themselves too); this is reasoned by full immersion for learners; but they still are considered as English-language sites.

Maybe something changed since then (I have no relation to Stack Exchange administration and cannot guarantee that my info is up-to-date). But my perception is that creation of "Ukrainian Language" is allowed only as far as it's considered as English site for learning Ukrainian language. Ukrainians can benefit from it too, as questions/answers in Ukrainian are allowed (and I suppose most of questions and answers will be in Ukrainian), but the formal limitations remain.

P.S.: Ukrainian Wikipedia article contains references. Please tell me if I should copy them here for your convenience. Maybe, we should ask some administrator directly, but I don't have any special hopes for that.

  • after reading one of the links given in the Wikipedia article i can say that we definitely should try. The link - discuss.area51.stackexchange.com/questions/20988/…
    – Yola
    Commented Jan 11, 2017 at 15:10
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    Indeed, the information contained in this post is accurate and the link to the post (Internationalization 'State of the Stack') is still in effect. Commented Jan 11, 2017 at 15:16
  • @Yola, thus, if I understand correctly, Robert Cartaino confirms that all limitations are still in act and there is no sense to explicitly ask about it again.
    – Sasha
    Commented Jan 12, 2017 at 8:10
  • @Sasha agree, i think in the future we will return to this topic. Thanks
    – Yola
    Commented Jan 12, 2017 at 9:32

I'd say that would split the community.

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    There are other localized sites in the network. How it would split community?
    – Yola
    Commented Jan 11, 2017 at 12:31
  • I haven't seen any, do you have an example?
    – Vanuan
    Commented Jan 11, 2017 at 15:52
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    – Yola
    Commented Jan 11, 2017 at 17:48

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