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Translation Commons is an online community offering an independent platform
for sharing linguistic knowledge freely, so that, together, we create a world
without communication barriers where
no language and no linguist is left behind.
Community      Equality      Trust      Professional Enrichment



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Our mission is to share knowledge, offer free tools, organize language resources and facilitate community initiatives.



Watch this demo on the Translation Commons Platform and read our Getting Started Guide.



What is Translation Commons?

Translation Commons is a nonprofit US Public Charity powered by Translators. We are a volunteer-based independent online community aiming to bridge all the sectors in the language industry.

We are a self-managed volunteer community, we share ideas, resources and work passionately together for the common good with transparency.

Who better to take on a global project to change the way language is perceived and valued, but a grassroots community of language professionals? A shared vision of a digital world that all languages are equal and all people have a digital voice to share, teach, create and live. We encourage an integrated system view of our industry by all stakeholders.
We respond to the needs of people using endangered and minority languages all over the world, giving them the chance to participate in the opportunities created by technologies enabling scientific, cultural and economic pursuits.


We are social-civil society partners to International Year of Indigenous Languages  an important UNESCO initiative.


“Indigenous Languages: Zero to Digital” is a guide to help indigenous communities create their own digital infrastructure.


Our Global Language Digitization Initiative will be working over the next decade with many other organizations to:

bring all the world’s languages online

create standard educational settings for them 

provide equal economic opportunities

How you can help

Our volunteers are the heart and soul of our community. Their passion for language and their expertise in technology are the cornerstones of all our initiatives. Their selfless commitment and clear vision of the roadmap that our industry needs to follow are a testament to the merit of a united global language community.


Here are some projects our volunteers have been working on:



Do you have an idea that would benefit the community? Let’s create a group.

Want to share tutorials, translation memories or other resources? Upload from your dashboard.

Want to localize the Translation Commons website in your language? Check out the open positions.


Translation Commons is a nonprofit and it belongs to the community.

You can support the community by making a one-off or regular donation of any amount.

Your donation will help us develop the community and put even more resources for everyone to use.


You personal dashboard


  • Number of members: 2061
  • Number of countries: 103
  • Number of courses: 8
  • Number of universities: 30

About you


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Below are some things you can do on the TC platform

Contribute a resource

Sharing information and knowledge is at the heart of the TC community. Every time you share a link to a free resource or you upload any type of resource, you help the rest of the community to learn something new. All your uploads are listed at the drop-down menu “my contributions” in your dashboard. It is very important to let us know where to place your uploaded material. 

Here are some examples:

  • Link to a free resource goes to the Resources Hub
  • Link to a free tool or a free trial of a tool goes to Translate
  • Material to be used for translation goes to Translate/Material for Translation
  • Tutorials and Articles go to the Learning Center
  • Video tutorials if they general information go to the Learning Center, if they are tool specific go to the Resources Hub/Training 
  • Let us know of any news you have to share in our news section, you may add photos or video links too.
  • Write a post for the Translation Commons blog and upload in a word document.

If you unsure where a resource or link should go, ask Krista to decide.

You can also create new material using the tools and then upload them to TC:

Please make sure to give enough information so we upload it correctly.

Join a private course by code

Enter the course code your teacher has provided you

Create a course

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eCoLo course?

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Sep 18

“Corporate Communities: Why, When and How”, a LocWorld38 Pre-Conference Workshop

Join Translation Commons Founder, Jeannette Stewart, and Adobe Systems’ Globalization Team members Amy Grace O’Brien and Giulia Dugo at LocWorld38 Seattle’s Pre-Conference Workshop on October 17th for a morning of “Corporate Communities: Why, When and How”. You’ll walk away with a concrete action plan for launching or improving your own community.

You’ll also learn about how Adobe leverages its internal global community to improve their products, learn about tools and resources for building your community, practice with exercises and you will have the opportunity to connect with other community managers in the localization field.

Click the link below for more info!

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Translation Commons aims to deliver a solid member experience by being responsive to your needs and wishes. Our development team is working hard to accommodate all the new features that will enhance functionality and collaboration. Take a look at what our wonderful volunteers and engineers are working on.

Universities that joined TC

These are just some of the many universities that both Professors and students have become members and are active in the various volunteer groups.

KU Leuven
University of Limerick


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