Yes. I do apologize that it's been so long since we first started talking about supporting additional languages, but I can tell you that we haven't forgotten and it's increasingly become a priority. Part of the delay is that we simply didn't have enough people to work on this while still continuing all of our other projects that were in progress (not to ...
"Localization is progressing" causes a bug in the comments system.
I think this is being followed up in this Meta: Localization: The state of the nation?.
There's a fresh update:
Quick update (August 2013):
We are actually working on localization.
ETA: still 6–8 arbitrary units of time.
Units of time
Units of time
As Marc Gravell posted in the meta of the stackoverflow in portuguese, we had some advances:
This basically relates to a "hack" that we made many years ago, when we were using SQL server full text search to handle many tag features. Due to technical reasons, the way we implemented this was by using some special characters to represent values that ...
For the moment, it seems like the answer to this is (unfortunately, in my opinion) no. The team has made it clear recently that they're now only interested in supporting localized versions of Stack Overflow in other languages. This answer by Tim Post says the following:
We will not be able to support sites other than Stack Overflow in other languages for ...
While it had an astounding number of committed users, it was also a very old proposal, and many of the folks that committed hadn't been seen in, well, more than quite some time. It had run out of steam, and we were not closer to being able to support it than we were when it started, even though we have made progress in other languages.
In order to consider ...