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Implement the Serbian language
Hello, members of the Lounge.

I’m Kostov, admin of the Serbian Translations group on Steam, founder of Srbifikatori[srbifikatori.rs] and translator with ~5 years of experience with video games, movies and documentaries.

As a long-time user on Steam, I’ve had a passion to join its translation effort in order to spread it to my people and help make it available to as wide an audience as possible. However, I see that Valve currently isn’t looking into adding any further languages to STS. If anyone with the relevant authority is reading this, I would like to take the opportunity to convince them otherwise:
  • the Serbian Translations group has, over the course of 9 years, grown to accomodate 3,000 members—the second largest translation group on Steam right behind Arabic;
  • Serbian is in almost all aspects similar to or the same as its neighboring languages Bosnian, Croatian and Montenegrin, which would help make Steam more accessible not only to residents of Serbia but also to people of the above countries (by counting members of their corresponding Steam groups and combining it with our own, this adds up to +5,000 users);
  • our language is unlikely to cause any technical problems in the Steam client, primarily being based on the Cyrillic script, used by Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and several other languages (but also the Latin script—whether we translate into both scripts or only one is no problem for us).
Our members have translated games released both by Valve and by other companies and have thus far shared them unofficially, in circles; some have even gotten in contact with developers and had their work added into Steam games (albeit without being listed on the respective store page). I would, however, like to take a step further and ask everyone to support adding Serbian to Steam’s roster of languages. In return, we will do our best to give a translation worthy of being added into the Steam client, and the translators of our group will be able to dedicate themselves to their work at a higher level.

I hope this interests anyone reading. I would be glad to work together with the translators of Steam, and the whole Balkan community stands with me.
Last edited by Kostov; Aug 20 @ 9:47am