Hello, everyone! This is xmronadaily. I'm a long-time Monero community member and a humble contributor. You can find me on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/xmronadaily and github https://github.com/xmronadaily
I'm not a developer, but I helped where I could. I have a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. Naturally, a number of my contributions were language-related. Some of the things I've done for Monero in the past include:
- The first Monero GUI Serbian localization in 2018 (special thanks to erciccione who helped me find my way around github and for his thorough guidance)
- Testing and troubleshooting the solo mining mode implementation that u/hyc_symas made for xmrig GPU/CPU miner. Hyc's work on solo mining meant a great improvement in mining decentralization and it's a real honor to have been a part of that. https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/ba6xx0/ethos_of_decentralization_solo_gpucpu_mining_is/
- Transcribing Monero Monitor Podcast episodes hosted by Mike u/bigreddmachine. e.g. https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/69whez/monero_monitor_podcast_ep_4_cryptocurrencies_and/
- And my most recent contribution includes reviewing and finalizing the Getmonero.org Website translation to Serbian. https://translate.getmonero.org/user/xmronadaily/
With that said, I hope you will find me sufficiently qualified for the task at hand and lend me your support in realizing the proposal explained below. :)
What the proposal is about:
The aim of this proposal is to make Monero accessible to about 12+ million native speakers of Serbian. Serbian language is spoken officially and co-officially in at least 4 countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia), with the addition of being recognized as a minority language in the rest of the Balkan countries. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbian_language
Balkans and Eastern Europe aside, Serbian diaspora covers pretty much all corners of the world and numbers anywhere from 4.2 to 5.8 million speakers according to a 2007 estimate. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbian_diaspora
A properly done localization of the Monero GUI Wallet and its most important resources to Serbian would eliminate any language barriers when it comes to adoption and use of Monero for this particular demographic. This would be achieved by providing the highest quality translations for all three of the milestones within this proposal, which would include:
- Finalizing the translation and review of GUI-Wallet in Serbian (for free)
The Serbian translation of the GUI is outdated. https://translate.getmonero.org/projects/monero/gui-wallet/sr/ A lot of the strings are empty, so there's about ~900 words left to be translated, and a number of strings are marked as "needing action".
For this milestone, I will review the entirety of the Serbian GUI translation, translate the empty strings, as well as take care of strings "needing action" or any active suggestions in the translation. Upon completion, the Serbian translation of the GUI would be 100% done in all aspects, and in that sense, the GUI would be 100% more usable for any Serbian speaker.
- Monero Means Money (subtitles in Serbian)
Knowledge is power. This would not only be a great resource used to familiarize the Serbian demographic with the 101 inner-workings of Monero, but it's even better than that because it talks about the essential aspects of a financial system and it covers all the bases regarding fungibility, scarcity, vulnerability, privacy and frames it all within the context of evolving communities and regulations. All of these are essential pillars of knowledge for educating the Serbian Monero user base and growing the community in that demographic.
- Translation of the User Guides to Serbian
It's imperative to have properly translated user guides that would help Serbian-speaking Monero users navigate and successfully use the Monero ecosystem on a day to day basis. The user guides cover the all-important "how to" questions when it comes to wallets, mining, fund recovery and other more general things of interest such as blockchain importing or verification of binaries. I will give my absolute best in providing a high quality translation for this milestone, just like with the previous two.
Proposal details, milestones and timelines:
In summary, this proposal comprises of three milestones:
Finalizing the translation and review of GUI-Wallet in Serbian (for free)
Monero Means Money (subtitles in Serbian) - 11,689 words
Translation of the User Guides to Serbian - 23,700 words
I'm asking for a price of 0.057 euro cents per word. This is in line and a bit below the average translation price I noticed among other CCS proposals.
The first milestone I'm doing for free, so 0 XMR needed for that.
For the second milestone, this would equal to 33% of the proposal, or 3.7 XMR.
For the third milestone, this would equal to 67% of the proposal, or 7.5 XMR.
I will begin my work on milestone #1 (closed) immediately and it will take me roughly 10 days maximum to get it done and ironed out. For milestone #2, I will begin work as soon as it's funded and I estimate it would take a maximum of 30 days. For milestone #3 (closed), I will begin work as soon as it's funded and available for translation on https://translate.getmonero.org site. I estimate it would take me around 60 days for the user guides.
In total, I expect to finish the milestones in three months. I would like to reserve the right to extend that timeline in case the user guides don't become available for translation work on translate.getmonero.org site in the meantime.
Thank you for taking the time to read my proposal! I'm looking forward to hearing any suggestions and comments!