Translating A Visual Git Reference

Thanks to kindness of others, A Visual Git Reference has been translated from English into several other languages. If you would like to translate it into your native language, I would be happy to receive your patch! Please follow the below guide to get you started.

  1. Fork MarkLodato/visual-git-guide on Github.
  2. Clone your fork.
  3. Translate the work, following the same scheme as the other languages. Be sure to remember to add your name to the copyright notice in and index-en.html. There are more steps, but if you don't follow them, don't worry—I'll take care of the rest.
  4. Commit and push your changes back to Github repository.
  5. Submit a pull request via the Github website.

The nitty-gritty

I'll take care of these details if you don't want to worry about them, but here they are in case you are interested:

  1. Add your name to the bottom of the copyright notice in and index-en.html.
  2. Add a link from index.html to index-LANG.html, where
  3. Add index-LANG.html to the HTML Makefile variable.
  4. Copy index-en.html to index-LANG.html.
  5. Translate the new file. Remember to update the html lang tag on line 2, remove the copyright notices for all the other languages, and (if possible) link to the appropriate language Creative Commons translation.
  6. Add a link to your page on index-*.html. Again, please keep this sorted by filename. Remember to create links on the other languages and create a non-link for your language on your own page.


Unfortunately, the current setup makes it difficult to translate the images. If there is sufficient interest, I can rearrange things so that each language could have its own images. For now, they're all in English!

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