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Translation Flow

Language files are located in the proxmox-i18n git repository, you can download them through the webinterface or clone the whole repository locally using git:

git clone git://

You can then create new translation with (replace <LANG> with the language ID)

cd proxmox-i18n
make init-<LANG>.po

For testing your work in the web-interface you need to translate the PO files to a .js file by invoking script located at same directory. First install all required dependencies for that script, for Ubuntu or Debian based system you would do that with:

apt install perl liblocale-po-perl libjson-perl

Then run the script:

./ -t pve xy.po >pve-lang-xy.js

The resulting file pve-lang-xx.js should be copied to the /usr/share/pve-i18n/ directory on your Proxmox VE server.

How to Edit Translation Files

The translations can be done by using poedit, an easy-to-use editor specialized for PO files.

You can also use a common text editor, for example: vim, Emacs or Notepad.

There is no programming knowledge necessary to translate.

Submitting Updated or New Translations

You can send finished translation to the Proxmox team by either using

Note that large patch emails are automatically queued for moderation, so it may take a bit until it shows up.
  • the full updated xy.po file office(at) email address.

Remember to include a signed contributor license agreement if not already present, see Developer Documentation#Software License and Copyright for details.