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This article was published on October 9, 2009

Twitter coming in many other languages. Requests for Klingon accepted.

Twitter coming in many other languages. Requests for Klingon accepted.
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Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

Picture 1 nuqneH! (Klingon for hello apparently. And no I didn’t know that already) :).

Twitter, now only available in English and Japanese, is working on making the micro-bogging service available in French, Italian, German and Spanish, but also also later support for many other languages.

The idea, Twitter will offer a tool that lets people suggest translations for the site. Once people submit translations, Twitter follow up on the technical backend. The tool will be rolled out to a small group of volunteer translators and as they come in, Twitter will distribute the translations to developers so they can offer multi-language support.

“We are inviting a small group of people to become volunteer translators at first. As more folks volunteer, the translation suggestions should accumulate faster and we’ll have enough material to respond by making Twitter available not only in English and Japanese but also French, Italian, German, and Spanish,” Stone said.

Facebook recently launched a feature of Facebook Connect that lets developers tap into the Facebook community to get help translating their site into any language that Facebook Translations supports.