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Twitter introduces Hebrew interface
Micro-blog now sports right-to-left writing abilities with help of thousands of volunteers
Popular micro-blog Twitter has finally launched a Hebrew version.

 

The interface, launched on Wednesday, joins other new language versions, including Arabic, Farsi and Urdu. 

 

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Twitter opened its translation center for right-to-left languages in late January, allowing users to contribute to the translation of the interface.  

 

A Twitter statement said that over 13,000 volunteers contributed to the localization project, including a Saudi blogger, an Egyptian journalist, Israeli teachers, a BBC correspondent, Pakistani and Iranian programmers and more.

 

"Some of these volunteers live in regions where Twitter is officially blocked", Twitter's own blog said.

 

"Their efforts speak volumes about the lengths people will go to make Twitter accessible and understandable to their communities."

 

The project is ongoing, and not all of Twitter's features are available in all languages.

 

Twitter's external applications, such as TweetDeck and Smartphone apps, have yet to be translated.

 

Omer Kabir, Calcalist, contributed to this report

 

 

 

 

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