Adding or Updating Translations

Translating Homechart is an ongoing process. You can help us out by updating or adding translations or contacting support with the language you want or corrected translations.

Updating or Adding Translations

We use yaml8n for our translations.

Homechart generates translations from the translations.yaml file. It’s a big file, but it lets you see everything there is to translate in Homechart.

There are additional shared translations that Homchart uses in shared_web.yaml


Checkout the yaml8n docs for more information.

The syntax for the file is easy to understand:

defaultcode: en # English is the default/fallback language
iso639codes: # A list of the ISO-639 codes and the display name for them
  de: Deutsch
  en: English
translations: # A list of translation objects.  The objects contain context and a translation for each of the iso639codes
    context: Subject for email address changes
    de: '[Aktion erforderlich] Bestätigen Sie Ihre aktualisierte E-Mail-Adresse'
    en: |
      [Action Required] Verify Your Updated Email Address      

Adding a new language

To add a new language, please contact us. You can add it to the translations.yaml, but we have tooling that can generate the translations first and then have you review them.

Updating translations

You can update the translations if you notice something in Homechart that isn’t translated correctly. Checkout this git repo (or the shared one for shared translations) and open a pull request with your changes. You should be able to search the document to find the original translation.