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Movable Type is fluent in French, German, Dutch, Spanish and Japanese too!

By Byrne Reese
Posted July 30, 2007.

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One of Movable Type's strength's has always been its long history of being a truly international product which is why Six Apart has offices not only in San Francisco, but also in Tokyo and Paris as well. During the past six weeks while the engineers have been working on the next version of Movable Type, our team of translators has been working on creating versions of Movable Type in Dutch, German, French, Spanish and Japanese.

With the release of MT4 RC1, those translations are finally ready and available for download. To change your preferred language, just edit your profile by clicking on your username found in the upper right corner of every screen. Then select the language you prefer and click the 'Save' button. And voila! Movable Type will start speaking another language.

Remember, we are not done yet, and our translators welcome any feedback you have. So if you spot a spelling error, or a funky, not-quite-right translation, please let us know.

12 Comments on July 31, 2007, 2:12 a.m. Reply

I think it’s really good MT has a Dutch translation! Most foreign products only provide English support, and if they do offer other languages, Dutch is often not included. Good job!

Charlie on July 31, 2007, 11:45 p.m. Reply

Any other languages ? Such as Traditional/Simplified Chinese or something else….

Lars on August 2, 2007, 4:09 a.m. Reply

How do I get MT to publish a Blog in another language?


Su on August 2, 2007, 5:06 p.m. Reply

Lars: Click in the text box and start typing in French/German/Swahili. Could you explain your question a bit more?

Massimo on August 3, 2007, 3:54 a.m. Reply

Do you have plan for an italian translation of MT? That’s the only things that keeps me from using it.


Dean on July 19, 2012, 7:32 a.m. Reply

Are you ecxpecting translation on languages like Russian or Bulgarian?


Fleur on August 30, 2012, 10:23 p.m. Reply

You have done lots of work to translate the site and the platform on six languages.

adelia mendo

adelia mendo on September 23, 2012, 8:33 a.m. Reply

This is something you need to continue working on. Just remember the fact Wordpress has translations on more than 165 languages.

Graham Sullivan

Graham Sullivan on October 2, 2012, 1:58 p.m. Reply

Couldn’t you just ask for help the community for translating Moveable type into different languages? It will happen faster and you will have a community which is closer to Six Apart more than ever.

Jenna Gibbons

Jenna Gibbons on October 27, 2012, 3:35 a.m. Reply

Translate it on Russian plzzzzz…

Coen Jordan

Coen Jordan on November 15, 2012, 2:57 a.m. Reply

If you need help for translating the platform on Hebrew, send me a message :)


Elvina on November 26, 2012, 12:44 a.m. Reply

You need to translated it to Scandinavian languages too. Many sites are written on Norwegian and Swedish.

Byrne Reese

Byrne Reese was previously the Product Manager of Movable Type at Six Apart, where he had also held positions as the Manager of Platform Technology and Product Manager for TypePad. Byrne is a huge supporter of the Movable Type user and developer community. He dedicates much of his time to promoting and educating people about Movable Type as well as building the tools and plugins for Movable Type that are showcased on Majordojo. He contributes regularly to open source; and he is an advocate for open protocols and standards like Atom and OpenID.