We're starting to translate Line of Action into multiple languages

Hello friends! Exciting news -- we're beginning the difficult process of translating the most functional portions of Line of Action into additional languages, to make our art resources accessible to even more people around the world. This is a challenging process technically and linguistically, but after an intense couple of weeks, we seem to be off to a great start. Much of the needed code is now in place, and a library of the most urgently needed terms, phrases and paragraphs has been compiled.

On the languages front, our first pass is being accomplished with machine translation for Chinese (simplified or traditional), Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish, and Dutch. As our moderator Sanne is a native Dutch speaker, she is working to correct the numerous grammatical and contextual errors of the machine translation, and the dutch translation of the site is already in better shape than the others. I'm certain it will continue to improve in the coming days and weeks as she makes her way through the proofreading process.

We're still in need of help with the other languages. If you are a skilled speaker of Chinese (simplified or traditional), Korean, Japanese, French or Spanish and interested in helping us to improve our translations, your help is very much welcome! You can join our translation project here: https://poeditor.com/join/project/q6EUGx3wTF

If you join the translation project, I recommend you filter for automatic translations so you can review and correct what the machines did, like so:

I'm so thrilled that we're finally tackling this project. I've wanted to do this for so many years. Thank you to everyone who can pitch in even a few words. 


Kim - Site admin

For people interested in this project, I've started a forum topic here to talk about translation challenges: https://line-of-action.com/forums/topic/working-on-translating-the-site


Great news ! thanks for everything


I've been involved in the translation of a website before and I know it is a huge job! Nicely done!

Kim - Site admin

Thanks! It is indeed a no-joke process, even translating limited portions of the site.


This is very helpful, thanks


It's cool that you improve your site for users from different countries. Therefore, I ask you to add the Ukrainian language. Thank you for responding to my request.
And sorry for my poor knowledge of the English language

Kim - Site admin

I will add it to the list of requested languages! :)


Thank you:)

Polyvios Animations

Dear Kim,

Please would you add in the Greek language, because there are people out there who read, write and type Greek better than I'll ever be? Thank you.

Paul Christoforos

Anton (unregistered visitor)

Can you translate into spanish (spain)?

Sanne - Site moderator

We are interested in making the site as widely available as possible, so Spanish is definitely on our 'we want this too' list! We're working with limited capacity for how many languages we can translate at once, and we rely a lot of volunteer translations, so we can't make any promises on how soon other languages are available.

If you're interested in helping us translate the site to Spanish in the future, feel free to sign up for a free account and discuss it with us on this topic: https://line-of-action.com/forums/topic/working-on-translating-the-site

Kim - Site admin

We actually have a volunteer who just finished a Spanish pass! However, they are not a native speaker, and are really wanting us to get some native speakers to look at it before we release it. So we are definitely looking for volunteers for that language!

limoncito´ (unregistered visitor)

tratare de ver como es esta pagina para aprender a dibujar un poco mas aya de las figuras geometricas , luego de esa cesion tratare de dar mi comentario acerca sobre la pagina, ¡Gracias!

Noha madkour (unregistered visitor)

Can you please add an Arabic language to make it easy for me ?
And thank you for this website.

Kim - Site admin

I will add it to the list of requests and see what we can do! :)

Luiz (unregistered visitor)

Ola Kim, Uma boa tarde do Brasil para vocês. E, é lógico que os Brasileiros também vao adorar essa noticia de linguagem Português do Brasil.(BRAZIL)

Paulina 08 (unregistered visitor)

It's great to see that you've done so many languages already!
And if you ever decide to add russian language, I would volunteer to help with translation. :)

Elena Pimenova

на русский автоматически переводится на веб-сайте


It's great to see that you guys trying to reach more people. If you ever want to add Turkish (which is a language 5 other Turkıc countries can also understand) I would volunteer to help with it


Please start translating into Greek


A little question:when I setting the time zone, I can't find China in Asian zone. There are only Taipei and Shanghai, and a city in Russia called "Chita". Is this a mistake? Because all of China is in the same time zone, which is UTC+8.Also, Taipei and Shanghai are just one "city", not a province or country,I'm cofused.
(Taipei is a city of Taiwan Province)
I think line of action is a very good website,and I am also very willing to recommend this website to friends,hope this is a a unintentional mistake.

Kim - Site admin

We use the official PHP (programming language) timezone list https://www.php.net/manual/en/datetimezone.listidentifiers.php to ensure compatibility. For most places it choses a few main cities to represent an area. For example I do not live in Los Angeles, but it is the closest city in my timezone so that is what I choose.


i think the more rewarding part would be give the pro subscription (for a period of time) for free to those who contribute translation to the line of action website.
this will encourage more people to translate your website to other langauges. because getting pro for free is very attractive to those who wants to contribute.

i can contribute some Russian translation to this website but i just dont have time because i practice drawing a lot.

anyways thank you for making this website

Kim - Site admin

I have in fact given full membership time to several translators who did a great job :)


hey also class mode seems broken. im currently using chromium. i gone through almost 80 images and still didnt get a time extention of 1 5 10 minute study. can you look into that?


i had gone to the animal class section specifically.

Kim - Site admin

Are you sure you're in class mode? If you're in class mode, it should say "Xmore images of this length" in the top right corner. If it doesn't tell you how many are left, you aren't in class mode.

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