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Locus Map is available in many World languages. This is thanks to the crowd-sourcing project and volunteering Locus Map users from many countries who helpfully participate in it.

Are you willing to help us with translations too?

  • sign up for our Locus project at
  • write a few words about your intentions in English in the Crowdin application form so that we know you can speak English
  • wait for the approval

At the end of every year, we reward the best performing translators with LoCoins and other prizes.

Best UX practices

Before you get to work, please read these basic premises of UX texts in Locus Map:


Jargon-free, offering context

  • don’t use technical terms (e.g. failure, invalid, database, authentication… etc.)
  • pay attention to verbs as the most powerful words carrying action
  • focus on the user


Economical and frontloaded

  • write shortly and efficiently
  • make sure every word on the screen has a distinct job
  • put your important message first


Respecting Locus Map’s brand voice

Locus Map is an application for people who use it mainly in their leisure time spent outdoors with friends or family. Locus Map wants to be one of your friends. It wants to be reliable, helpful, dedicated, reassuring. Therefore, it wants to express casually, whimsically, even warmly - just like good friends do.

On the other hand, in case of an issue when user can’t get what he wants (out of GPS signal, missing routing data pack, etc.), Locus does NOT mock the user - it always tries to help, not making fun of it - never use negatives like “never”, “bad” etc.

Untranslatable code elements

There are a few elements that are not subject to translation but are compulsory for all language versions - they must remain a part of the translated phrase. They are various formatting tags, variables, etc.


  • Action can not be done now.\n\nTry again later!
  • Akci nelze vykonat\n\nZkuste to znovu později!

  • Application \'%s\' not installed
  • Aplikace \'%s\' není nainstalována


These elements must not be omitted! Their removal could cause instability of the application.

manual/about/translation.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/07 10:29 by mstupka