Thimble: Now in 16 New Languages

Gideon Thomas

We’re delighted to announce that Thimble, our open-source online code editor can now be used to teach the web in many more places around the world. Thimble is now available in 16 new languages (you may have already noticed a new option in the navigation bar).

Thimble Language Picker

After two months of development and many hours of localization effort from our volunteer translators Thimble is now available in – Czech, German, Lower and Upper Sorbian, Spanish, Spanish (Chile), French, Hungarian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Slovenian, Swedish, Ukrainian and Simplified Chinese (China). Don’t see your language in this list? Feel free to suggest it and help translate by clicking here to subscribe to our mailing list and send us an email at thimble@mozilla.org.

This achievement would not be possible without our amazing translators who worked tirelessly to get Thimble up and running in their languages. We are grateful for their efforts, which will make Thimble useful to thousands of people who want to become creators, not just consumers, of the web.

Here’s what Thimble looks like in French:Thimble in French

What has changed?

The short answer is – A LOT! From the buttons that allow you to create a new project to the default name given to the new project, we aimed to make the experience as intuitive as possible for people using Thimble in any language.

Even features in the editor have been translated. For instance, take a look at what adding a file from your computer into Thimble looks like in Russian:Thimble - Upload files through an interface localized in Russian

What are we looking forward to next?

While translating Thimble is a big step, this is just the beginning. Lots of new language translations are still coming in and we are continuing to translate some of our other features in the editor. We also can’t wait to localize our curriculum and starter projects so that we can share amazing remixes of culture-specific projects. Have an idea for a good learning project in your language that we can feature on our homepage? We would love to hear from you on our Discourse Forum for Thimble!

We’re thrilled to see the different kinds of content people will make with Thimble, now that it’s in more languages. If you’d like to be involved, please get in touch!

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  1. Reynald wrote on ::

    I saw this to be less of an IDE intended for professional developers and more of a teaching aid to show people HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Something closer to a friendly JSFiddle than a replacement for your development environment.

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  2. Marcus wrote on ::

    Multiple metaprogramming levels: Basically allows metaprogramming but not restricted in a single level. It allows to metaprogram “metacode”.

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