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About Zanata

Zanata is a web-based system for managing localization projects. Localization (L10n) is the process of translating software or documentation into different languages.

Zanata is written in Java and uses modern web technologies such as JBoss, Seam, GWT, and Hibernate. It also presents a REST API. It currently supports translation of software through Gettext/PO, Java Properties and XLIFF (partial), and DocBook/Publican documentation through PO files. Projects can be uploaded to and downloaded from a Zanata server using a Maven plugin or a command-line client.

A public instance of Zanata is hosted on which accepts content from open source projects for translation.

For projects hosted on, use the JBoss instance of Zanata at

Zanata is free software, licensed under the LGPL

For more information, please visit


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