Almost exactly two years ago we published our first translation; a step into the unknown, a risk perhaps, but something we felt sure our community would be enthusiastic about. Fast forward to today and we’ve published over 2,000 translations, ranging across 41 different languages, submitted by almost 600 dedicated volunteers. These posts see around a quarter of a million monthly pageviews and are helping us build upon our strong global community.
2,000 is a very significant milestone–thank you, community members. You rock! I should also thank translation platform Native, without which we’d still be wrestling with text files and email.
So which translations and which languages have fared best on Envato Tuts+ Photo & Video over the last two years?
Most Active Language: Indonesian
Spanish translations usually make the biggest impact on any given topic, but in the case of Photo & Video four of the ten most visited translations are Indonesian. Granted, the Spanish 100 ajustes preestablecidos para Lightroom gratuitos (y cómo hacer el tuyo) does take the number one spot, but we have to give Indonesian the crown in this case!
Here are the top three:
5 Cara Awal Bereksperimen Dengan Long Exposure
Membuat Bokeh Yang Menyenangkan dan Meriah
Bagaimana Menggunakan iPhone Seperti Seorang Pro: Hardware Tambahan
Most Widely Translated Tutorial: 7 Posing Techniques for Non-Models
This tutorial is very popular in English, so it’s no surprise that it’s been translated into so many other languages: six to be precise.
The French variant 7 Techniques de Pose Pour Tous is the most visited of these, closely followed by the Spanish, Chinese, then Swedish versions.
Most Productive Translator: Yosef Andreas
Yosef is our forth most productive translator across the whole of Envato Tuts+, with a very significant 46 Indonesian translations. He beat his Portuguese and Spanish counterparts to the top of the P&V table with 14–thanks Yosef!
Here are the top three most productive translators for this topic:
We’ve built a great foundation for a truly global educational platform. Thanks to this solid start we’re reaching more people than ever, helping them learn and understand creative subjects.
We’d like to continue this growth, especially in less prominent languages. If you can help, please volunteer by clicking the Translate this post button in the sidebar of a tutorial which interests you! Read more about what this entails by going to Translate for Envato Tuts+.
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If you’d specifically like to hear about our progress in China, talk to Kendra; our feet on the ground in Beijing. Kendra is working to build our community in China, talking with translators and instructors, and managing Chinese social media. Get in touch via Twitter @kendraschaefer, or through WeChat at kendrakai.
Check out How do you say Envato in Chinese? to get a taste of what Kendra’s doing.
Ne Pozabite! (“Don’t Forget”, in Slovenian)
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