Translating STK

Link : SuperTuxKart home at launchpad.

SuperTuxKart translation is web-based and involves using the SuperTuxKart Launchpad web interface for translations.

Online translations on Launchpad

Log in or register

To translate STK you must go to the STK project on Launchpad :

First, you need a Launchpad account :

Note: If you don't have a Launchpad account, simply create one.

Join a translation group

Important! Until you join a translation group you will only be able to make suggestions, not actually translate.

Join the "STK" team at (unfortunately, joining is not instantaneous, you will need to wait for us to approve your join request. we usually approve within 24 hours but please allow for a bit more).

See existing translations

After you have logged in, go back to STK's Launchpad Home.

Don't forget to click on view all languages !

Starting a new translation

To start a translation for a language that currently does not exist, first visit your user's page and set your languages :


Then, when you have done this, you can go back to the main STK translation page and your language will appear in the list, ready to be clicked.


Then you can start translating SuperTuxKart by clicking on the language you want.

e.g. with the Irish language :

Once you have translated STK, scroll down and click on save and continue :

Format Strings

From time to time, you will meet some format strings  :

  • %s, %i, %d : something will be inserted instead of the %x, simply add the same format strings in the translation. Note that these format strings do not specify order, so they need to appear in your translation in the same order as in the original string
  • %0, %1, etc... : those are like the above ones, but are ordered (%0 is the first inserted value, %1 is the second inserted value, etc.). The advantage of those is that the translation does not need to insert the values in the same order as the original string. Note that you can use these format strings in your translation even if the original string uses the first (unordered) format string.
  • %1$s, %2$s, etc... : those are like the above ones, but are ordered (%1$s is the first inserted value, %2$s is the second inserted value, etc.). %1$s is equivalent to %0, %2$s is equivalent to %1, etc. The reason this syntax is supported is simply because it's more standard than the %0 syntax described above.