Thunderbird version 45.1.0 available

Mihovil Stanić mihovil at
Tue May 17 05:23:23 UTC 2016

Fast check on some MailChimp documentation shows some interesting things.

1) You should place language picker when user is signing up for mailing 
list. It should be called "Preffered language" since there is a 
posiblity that user will not receive emails in native language since 
maybe noone will translate for that language.

2) There is a posiblity for Google Translate, but that should be avoided 
at all costs.

3) When we know user languages, and have translated campain, it's easier 
from there. MailChimp file should be formatted as:

Spanish content here.
German content here.
Display English content for everyone else.

My guess is that you can ELSEIF as much as you want, to add as much 
languages as you want.

I will create account later and test all this, but you should add 
language picker on signup page.
MailChimp also detects language based on browser language, but I think 
it's better to ask user.


16.05.2016 u 20:11, R Kent James je napisao/la:
> On 5/15/2016 6:36 AM, Mihovil Stanić wrote:
>> I'm TB localizer, can I can help somehow in non-coding way?
>> Mihovil
> I assume you are specifically asking about the donation process. (In 
> general, there is a need for someone to interact with the localization 
> community as a whole over the entire Thunderbird project).
> I was please to see yesterday that MoFo has undertaken the translation 
> of the Thunderbird donation pages (see for example 
> and 
> But there is a 
> piece that we need to work on still.
> As part of the donation flow, people who make a donation are sent to a 
> Mailchimp page to subscribe to a mailing list to allow us to interact 
> with donors. The intention here is that people who donate should have 
> the opportunity to interact with the project in the future, to help 
> establish priorities and such. So we need a way to communicate with 
> them, and a MailChimp list was decided as a simple way of doing this.
> People are directed to the URL for signup to this list at the end of 
> the donate process, When they do that, they 
> are shown some text that tells them briefly about the list they are 
> being asked to subscribe to.
> Here then is the project: Figure out how to get that text localized. 
> The signup form is something that we design, and it supposedly has 
> localization features. One feature is "automatically translate" but as 
> far as I can tell that is not working. It is also possible to specify 
> translations.
> No, I do not know how all of this is supposed to work, and figuring 
> that out is the essence of the project. That, and once it is 
> understood, figure out how to interact with the Thunderbird 
> localization community to get it translated. You could start by 
> creating a (free) Mailchimp account, and work to understand their 
> design tools for list signup. They are designed to be easy to use 
> (which makes them baffling to a coder) so this is a "non-coding" project.
> It would be great if someone took this on, Mihovil is you want but 
> others could also consider this.
> :rkent
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