Introducing Zanata

Zanata is a web-based system translators use to contribute localized documentation back to projects.

It is written in Java and uses modern web technologies like JBoss, Seam, GWT, Hibernate, and a REST API.

Zanata supports translation of DocBook/Publican documentation through PO files. Projects can be uploaded to and downloaded from a Zanata server using a Maven plugin or a Python client.

Using Zanata

If you have a account, you are already able to log onto Zanata.

For information about getting started as a translation contributor, refer to the Zanata Getting Started Guide.

Create a New Translation Project

If you have a documentation project, you can import your project XML into Zanata to start leveraging the translation community.

Get started by reviewing the Zanata Integration article.

Raising Bugs

If you find a bug in Zanata, we would love to hear more.

Raise a bug using Red Hat's Bugzilla.

Reach out to Zanata


You can connect with us using IRC in the #zanata room.

We are in the room during normal Brisbane (Australia) office hours (GMT +10.00), although some of us might be there after hours.

If you want to quickly ask a question, then this is the place to go.


The JBoss Community forums are a great place to go if you want to start a discussion about anything documentation related. Visit the JBoss Community Zanata site to start talking translation.


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