Where is the Snap Store localized (translated)?

According to Desktop Team Updates - Monday 23rd March 2020
there was a recent PR of Snap Store translations from Launchpad.

I had a look at https://launchpad.net/snapstore and each of the subprojects, and could not find the messages being translated on Launchpad.
That is, the Translations tab is empty, as in https://translations.launchpad.net/snapstore

Therefore, which is the Launchpad URL for the translation of Snap Store?

The translations coming from gnome-software on launchpad. We manually export them and merge them during the snap build.


I think that the Snap Store has diverged a bit from GNOME Software.

For example, in GNOME Software there are 9 categories of software, while in Snap Store there are 19 categories. I have counted the categories on Ubuntu 20.04-daily.

Those extra category names like “Devices and IoT”, “Server and Cloud”, “Art and Design” cannot be found in the messages at https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/focal/+sources/gnome-software/+translations when performing a search.

Indeed, those are not there yet. The list of categories is actually populated from the sections API of the snap store. We will need to figure out how to handle translating those.

The translatable/translated strings on LP are currently updated when building the gnome-software .deb package. But isn’t the idea to get rid of that step, and if so, the workflow with respect to translations will probably need to be reconsidered.

@kenvandine, it’s a fair assumption than strings will be different between gnome-software and snap-store right? If so tt’s probably better to enable launchpad translations for the snap-store project then and export from there

I’ve set that up now

Yeah, thanks @seb128!