Twitter to roll out support for right-to-left languages this springPosted on January 25, 2012 by TNW in Social Media
Twitter today announced that it has opened up its Translation Center to crowd-source translations of right-to-left languages, allowing users to read tweets in a specialised interface and use hashtags in languages including Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu.
Asking for volunteers via its official blog, Twitter hopes that its users will step forward to join the 425,000 existing contributors to its Translation Center, which have already helped to make Twitter available in 22 languages.
We spoke with Twitter’s Director of Platform Ryan Sarver and UK General Manager Tony Wang in December 2011, where the company was preparing to roll out the new version of its website and mobile applications.
Wang said at the time: