Today TED’s Open Translation Project published the 10,000th TEDTalk translation! In May 2009, we launched the translation project in an effort to bring TEDTalks beyond the English-speaking world. We kicked off with 300 translations in 40 languages, and in just over a year, thanks to the power of crowdsourcing and the passion of our translators, the numbers have skyrocketed to 10,000 translations in 77 languages. Today over 5,000 volunteer translators participate in the project, some of whom have worked on hundreds of talks! (See “Our translators” page.) Thank you to all the translators for your hard work and commitment to spreading ideas around the globe.
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Today TED’s Open Translation Project published the 15,000th TEDTalk translation! Last year at TEDActive, TED translators set an ambitious goal to reach 15,000 translations by TEDActive2011. Three weeks ahead of schedule, TED translators surpassed this huge number. Now with subtitles in 80 languages, our volunteer translators are helping TED reach more people worldwide. Thank you, […]
Today, TED’s Open Translation Project marks one full year of making TEDTalks video available to non-English speakers around the world. As of today, more than 4,000 volunteer translators have completed 7,000 translations, with another 2,000 in progress — subtitling TEDTalks in languages as diverse as Arabic, Bulgarian, Mongolian, Tagalog, Uzbek and more than 70 others. […]