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    Multi-language Linux Distro

    I need to know how to write the "Start" button in 50 languages for a new Linux distro. Please help me to complete/correct this list:

    Afrikaans Afrikaans
    Arabic عربي بداية
    Basque Euskara
    Belarusian Беларуская
    Bulgarian Български
    Catalan català-valencià Iniciar
    Chinese (Simplified) 中文 (简体)
    Chinese (Traditional) 正體中文 (繁體)
    Czech Čeština
    Danish Dansk Starte
    Dutch Nederlands Start
    English (British) English (British) Start
    English (US) English (US) Start
    Estonian Eesti keele pakk
    Finnish suomi Aloita
    French Français Démarrer
    Frisian Frysk
    Friulian Furlan
    Georgian ქართული
    German Deutsch Starten
    Greek Ελληνικά
    Gujarati ગુજરાતી
    Hebrew עברית
    Hungarian Magyar
    Irish Gaeilge
    Italian Italiano Iniziare
    Japanese 日本語
    Korean 한국어
    Kurdish Kurdî
    Lithuanian lietuvių kalba
    Macedonian Македонски
    Mongolian Монгол
    Norwegian (Bokmål) Norsk bokmål Start
    Norwegian (Nynorsk) Norsk nynorsk Start
    Persian فارسی
    Polish polski rozpocznij
    Portuguese (Brazilian) Português (do Brasil) Iniciar
    Portuguese (Portugal) Português (Europeu) Iniciar
    Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
    Romanian română
    Russian Русский
    Slovak slovenčina
    Slovenian Slovensko
    Spanish (Argentina) Español (Argentina) Iniciar
    Spanish (Spain) Español (de España) Comenzar
    Swedish Svenska Starta
    Tatar Tatarça
    Turkish Türkçe Başlat
    Ukrainian Українська
    Welsh Cymraeg

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    Linux Engineer khafa's Avatar
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    Tokyo, Japan
    maybe using a translator would be faster.

    in japanese the "Start" button reads "スタート"
    Linux and me it's a love story

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    Thanks khafa. The translator was also my first idea but unfortunately most of the times, although it is correct, it makes no sense in the context. Imagine "to begin" instead of "Start". I have to get this information directly from native or experienced speakers. Time taking but it is for the best UI.

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    Hello. Thanks to the help of people all over the world we managed to get the translation for the "Start" button in 79 languages.
    The final result is in:
    To all of you thank you very much.
    The first releases are going to be available very soon. For everyone interested in receiving updates and the distributions in native languages please just send an email with "Distribution - Your_ Language(s)" as subject to
    Also anyone that might be available for helping with future translations just send a message with the subject "Translation - Your_Language(s)"
    Any correction and suggestions are more then welcome.
    One more time thanks a lot to everyone.
    Eduardo Cruz, Magma Linux team

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